There's a lot of life down there

You can click on the statue's base to spotlight 32 spectacular organisms and soon on the sea creatures above to get more information about each one.

Over 99 percent of living space on earth is in the ocean. The seas shelter an incredible diversity of life, but we know little about it. Exploring sea life by traditional methods has been compared with trying to sample land life by towing a butterfly net from an airplane §.

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)