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  • Photo: A blue-and-green sea anemone

    All About the Ocean

    Explore and discover the world's oceans like never before with facts, photos, news, video, and more!

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    Sharks

    Learn all you wanted to know about sharks with videos, quizzes, puzzles, and more.

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    Live Expedition Tracker

    Learn about current and upcoming projects led by National Geographic explorers and grantees who are using cutting-edge technology to explore the oceans.

Animals

From the Magazine

  1. Photo: Two adult preen, Ireland

    Gannets Pictures

    Champion divers but clumsy landers, doting parents but hostile neighbors—northern gannets abound in contradictions.

  2. Photo: Silent Ural owl

    Estonia's Ural Owls

    Photographer Sven Začek provides an intimate view of this large raptor.