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Birth of an Atoll
An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef that forms as an old volcano erodes. This...
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:18
Slurping Shrimp near Moorea
Researchers in Moorea use a variety of tools to collect organisms. Some are simple,...
Tue, 11/24/2009 - 16:29
Quest for the Giant Squid
Watch a Discovery video on Smithsonian squid expert Clyde Roper’s search for...
Fri, 11/20/2009 - 16:17
The Moorea Biocode Project
Scientists on the tiny island of Moorea, in the Pacific, are gathering one of every...
Wed, 11/11/2009 - 16:48
It may be the last place you’d expect to find corals—up to 6,000 m (20,000 ft)...
Corals and Coral Reefs
Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. They teem with life,...
Giant squid live up to their name: the largest giant squid ever recorded by...
Ocean acidification is sometimes called “climate change’s equally evil twin,”...
You may have seen the sparkle of fireflies on a summer’s night. The fireflies...