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Upper ocean biogeochemistry

The sea surface and sunlit waters just below invite studies of plankton and the biogeochemistry of a changing ocean.

Explore our upper ocean research

Midwater research

An area without sunlight or solid surfaces and often low levels of oxygen, the midwater of the ocean is the largest habitat on earth.

Dive into MBARI’s midwater studies

Seafloor processes

Bubbling gases, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and changing biological communities are among the complex processes of the deep seafloor.

Peer into our deep seafloor research