Young Ocean Explorers:

Since 2012 we’ve been on a mission to inspire kids to love our ocean, through entertaining education.

We want to capture children’s imaginations through great storytelling, bringing the beauty, awe and fascination of the ocean and its inhabitants alive.

Our vision is to create generational change by connecting hearts and minds with the importance of enjoying and caring for our oceans and give them tools to make a better future.

There’s never been a more vital time for the health of the ocean and this planet than now! 

Enjoy!

Steve + Riley Hathaway

 

RILEY HATHAWAY - “The ocean is so fascinating and amazing – I hope you enjoy our stories and want to be Young Ocean Explorers too!”

Age?
16

Best experience on the ocean?
Swimming with turtles is incredible, but nothing compares to having a humpback whale swimming right next to our boat!

Hobbies?
I love hanging out with friends, spending time in the ocean and playing sports for fun.

What are you scared of?
Dad’s jokes!

Where do you live?
Snells Beach, in beautiful New Zealand

 

STEVE HATHAWAY - “I’ve never felt so alive as when I’m filming underwater”

Job?
Underwater cameraman

Favourite marine animal?
Striped marlin

Hobbies?
I love anything to do with the ocean, but mainly scuba diving, snorkeling, waterskiing and surfing

What are you scared of?
Crabs nipping my toes

Steve's footage has appeared on many international documentaries, including BBC’s upcoming series Blue Planet 2 and ‘Blackfish’.

 

 

Māui dolphin
Threats to Māui dolphins
New!
Crazy plastic journey
Māui dolphin
Looking for a tiny dolphin
Te reo!
Te haerenga wawau o te kirihou
New!
Stop plastic!
Te reo!
Hopukina he ika, kaua ko te manu.
Māui dolphin
Riley's big Māui dolphin adventure
Te reo!
Whakamutua te whakamahi kirihou
New!
Fur Seals - A Story of Survival
Poo!!! Ewww!!!
Where do creatures poo in the ocean?
New!
Catch fish not birds
Māui dolphin
Where do Māui dolphins live?
New!
Seabirds and whales!
Te reo!
Ngā manu o te moana me ngā tohorā!
Why is plastic so bad for sea creatures?
What is an apex predator?
Why do orca end up stuck on the beach?
Can you hold your breath longer than a fur seal?
What is this creature?
What eats turtles?
Riley confronts a big fear
Riley swims with galapagos sharks
What is orca chocolate?
How do rays breathe underwater?
Whose skull am I holding?
Whales can’t tell the difference between ...?
Is anything scared of a dolphin?
What's so special about turtle shells?
How do you clean a dirty ocean?
Meet the loggerhead turtle
How Dad saved a dolphin!
Who can set up a marine park?
What are zooplankton?
What is a food chain?
How does a dolphin move?
What is it like to save an orca?
Which fish's poo makes sand?
Riley finds where the baby fish live
Which habitat would you rather live in?
Riley rescues a turtle!
Where do common dolphins call home?
What is a habitat?
Riley's amazing ray adventure
What do turtles use their back flippers for?
Where did all the kelp go?
Can you find the triplefin all over NZ?
Fish Dad jokes #1
Mussels do what to the water?
Riley searches for sharks
Are shipwrecks good or bad?
Where do whales and dolphins hang out?
Riley searches for crayfish
Riley explores a marine park
Riley's cool turtle encounter