Seven types of plastic
This diagram demonstrates the properties, recyclability and toxicity of the seven types of plastic
Ocean plastics facts and figures
Explore the facts and figures surrounding ocean plastics pollution
Life cycle of a plastic bottle
Discover the journey of a plastic bottle from raw materials to recycling, landfill or litter.
Where does plastic come from?
Follow the production process from crude oil to the products we use every day
How is plastic recycled?
Find out how plastic bottles are turned into new clothing
How are plastic bottles made?
Discover the stages involved in plastic bottle manufacturing
Explore some of the versatile and ingenious uses for plastic that have changed our world
Coral response to future temperatures
Find out how corals could be affected by future changes in ocean temperature and ocean chemistry
Octopus at dawn
In the early morning, the community of Com in Timor-Leste glean͛ the reef shallows for food
Deep ocean poster
Life deep below the sea surface
This ocean safari offers you a peek at some of our favourite underwater animals, or the "big 8".
The Great Barrier Reef
Explore one of the seven wonders of the natural world
Unveiling the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are one of the most biologically diverse and unique places on the planet
The Florida Keys are a coral cay archipelago located off the southern coast of Florida
The Mexican barrier reef
Explore the habitats of one of the largest natural reef in the world
Belize, UNESCO Marine World Heritage
Discover the underwater beauties of the Mesoamerican Reef
Bermuda's corals and the Gulf Stream
The isolated location of Bermuda has had a marked effect on the corals that surround the island
Find out about some of the ocean explorers, scientists and experts working with us
Look inside our self-driving car interactive
What's happening inside a self-driving car?
Comparing my mBot to a driverless car interactive
How is the mBot similar to a driverless car? How is it different?
How do you explore the deep sea?
Exploring our seas - Life aboard
Join the Nekton research team as they explore the waters off Bermuda
Diving in a submarine
Get ready to ‘Dive! Dive! Dive!’
Agincourt Reef Google Maps
Explore this section of the Great Barrier Reef
Penguin adaptations interactive
Learn about penguin features that have contributed to their survival
Sharks have a notorious reputation, and they are certainly well-adapted to hunting their prey
Learn about the fragility of precious ecosystem
Food from below
How living organism can survive gushing super-heated chemical fluids into the deep sea?
Food from above
In the dark depths of the ocean, where does the food come from?
Map of the world’s coral reefs
Why do coral reefs only grow in these areas?
Zones on the reef
What factors affect zonation on the reef?
Great Barrier Reef 2012: Expedition map
Why did the expedition only go to some of the reefs?
How does coral get its energy?
Coral reef quadrat survey
How might you use a quadrat on fieldwork?
Life around the vent
What is chemosynthesis?
Coral life (advanced)
Coral life gallery with additional taxonomic and behavioural information
Deep sea creatures
Where does your food come from?
Deep reef survey
Deep diving and underwater robots to explore the deep reef
Adaptation on the reef
Learn how different creatures have adapted to life on the reef
Shapes and patterns on the coral reef
A gallery focusing on the variety of structures, patterns and textures seen on the reef
Coral life cycle
Find out how corals grow and reproduce
Discover some of the threats facing the coral habitat
Master your dive signs to become an underwater explorer
Enjoy the diversity in the wonderful world of sea slugs or nudibranchs
From tiny polyps to hundreds of miles, discover the different scales in the coral ecosystem
Researching the reef
Find out how the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team conducted their research
Find out more about the amazing variety of life on the reef
Expedition inside an Arctic glacier
Follow this immersive 360 journey into an Arctic glacier
Changes in the Arctic Ocean
Explore how changes in the Arctic could affect ocean circulation
How toxins build up through the food web
Sources of microplastics
Where do microplastics come from?
Where is carbon stored?
Energy flow in the marine community
Discover how energy flows through the marine ecosystem
The marine carbon cycle
What would happen in the carbon cycle if there were no zooplankton?
The water cycle
Why is the water cycle important to us?
Water cycle data
Where is there more precipitation and why?
What rubbish do we find on the world’s beaches?
Map of ocean currents
How does the Gulf Stream affect the British climate?
Political map of the Arctic
How many countries border the Arctic Ocean?
Changing sea surface pH
Present sea-surface pH
Arctic sea ice
Explore past and predicted changes in Arctic sea ice
Sea surface salinity
Map of varying salt levels across the oceans
Sea surface temperature
Map of varying sea surface temperatures
Why is thermohaline circulation so important?
UK marine life
Explore the diversity of UK marine life
Microplastics lab work
Find what takes place in a marine plastics lab
Seven wonders of the marine world
Do you know the seven wonders of the sea?
UK marine landmarks
Explore some of the UK's marine landmarks
Marine plastic pollution
Understand some of the impacts of marine plastics
Microplastics field research
What are microplastics?
Trawling for copepods
Follow a day in the life of an Arctic researcher looking at plankton
Explorer team travel
How to explorers cross the frozen Arctic Ocean
Explorer team science
Learn how science is conducted across the Arctic
Getting ready to go home
Find out the team packed up their Arctic home
Making an ice hole
It's not as easy as it looks...
UK marine habitat zones
Find out about the different marine habitats around the UK
Penguin evolution described through a series of illustrations
Wonders of ice
Explore the beauty of the Arctic
Life at the Ice Base
What is it like to live at an Ice Base?
Ice Base science
How do scientists work in the remote Arctic?
What do you wear in the Arctic?
Find out how scientists sample the Arctic Ocean
How are penguins suited to the Antarctic?
Preparing for the cold
How many eggs do you need for an Arctic expedition?
Flying on ice
The joys of flying in the Arctic
Glacier field science
Taking glacier samples involves a lot of shovelling and hacking away
Learn why there's a bicycle without wheels in the middle of the Arctic
Behind the scenes
Learn about the life of the explorers behind the scenes at the Ice Base
Do you have what it takes to become a polar explorer?
Meet the wildlife that has adapted to survive in Arctic conditions
Learn how to identify different types of coral