The Ocean Through Time

Life began in the ocean around 3.5 billion years ago and as evolution progressed, many species went extinct -- and some left behind fossils -- as others appeared. And even now, the ocean hasn't stopped changing as evolution continues and humans leave their mark.

FEATURES

Blog entry
Jorge and I packed up the night we arrived in Panama with Aaron O'Dea and his team from STRI . The road we took in two field vehicles mostly followed the Panama Canal heading...
Blog entry MORE STORIES Blog entry MORE AUDIO / VIDEO
Sirenians , or seacows, are a group of marine mammals that include manatees and...
At the ends of the Earth, life thrives despite extreme conditions. In the...
For the last 150 years, paleontologists have debated the origins of the great...

LATEST POSTS

Charles Darwin is so well known he almost needs no introduction. The 19th-century naturalist and geologist spent his life documenting and collecting...
One of the ocean's tiniest organisms often does the most harm. Microscopic...
This summer, many of you have likely enjoyed feasting on crabs, be they blue...

DIVE DEEPER

When the cod fishery collapsed in Newfoundland in the early 1990s, the hopes of the local fish harvesters collapsed with it...