Marine Biology on the Island of Moorea

A view of the Pacific from Moorea, where scientists are working to catalog the life forms of the entire ecosystem.
(Jérôme Petit, Moorea Biocode Project)

The island of Moorea is a natural laboratory for scientists on a quest to catalog every life form big enough to pick up with tweezers. Head out into the field and watch as researchers use cutting-edge DNA technology and old-fashioned elbow grease in a giant scavenger hunt that will help us understand tropical ecosystems like never before. More about the Island of Moorea can be found in our Scientists catalog life on the Island of Moorea featured story.