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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The threat that climate change poses to polar bears has received a lot of attention, but they are not the only Arctic species at risk. Ice-loving seals, such as harp, hooded and ringed seals,...
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The Census of Marine Life was a ten-year effort by scientists from around the...
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In the spring of 2011, a research crew from Oceana spent two months in the...
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The Ross Sea, a 1.9 million square mile (3.6 million square km) stretch of...

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