Ocean Life & Ecosystems

From the tiny to the titanic, from the familiar to the undiscovered, the ocean offers a stunning diversity of marine life and nearly every kind of habitat imaginable. Dive in and explore them here.

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A few years ago, I was in New Zealand photographing a story about the value of marine reserves (a type of marine protected area ). My last location was a place called the Poor...
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The blanket octopus can rip a poisonous tentacle from a Portuguese man-o-war...
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Nudibranchs are a kind of sea slug, and their 3000 species are found from the...
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Strapped in to a harness on the back deck of a 230-foot research vessel off the coast of Antarctica , I take a moment to take in my surroundings. For...
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Seagrasses are found in shallow salty and brackish waters in many parts of the world, from the tropics to the Arctic Circle...