Short visuals

“The diversity of microbial life remains unquantified and largely unknown and represents a hidden treasure for human society.”

Marine life is a major contributor to the health of Earth’s ecosystems, through supporting food production and its role in environmental and climate issues. The overwhelming part of marine life is made up of microorganisms that are important regulators in geochemical cycles and the marine food web, without which life on Earth would not be possible. Within the vast oceans, microorganisms have colonised virtually every environment where life can exist. Their diversity in each of these environments reveals how life is responding to and shaping the ocean system.

Learn more about the wonders of marine microbiomes in these short visuals.

Ocean Oxygen

Ocean Health

Ocean Science