Nature Reviews Microbiology | Review Article
The Living Ocean
The Earth’s oceans are shaped by the organisms that live in them as well as the interactions between these organisms and their broader environment. These interactions are increasingly influenced by human activities, although efforts are underway to mitigate these impacts. This collection looks at biological processes in the oceans, the interplay between geochemistry and biology, how the marine environment has evolved through time, and what the future holds for our living oceans.