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’.

 

 

New!
Crazy plastic journey
New!
Stop plastic!
Māui dolphin
Threats to Māui dolphins
Te reo!
Ngā manu o te moana me ngā tohorā!
Māui dolphin
Where do Māui dolphins live?
Māui dolphin
Looking for a tiny dolphin
Māui dolphin
Riley's big Māui dolphin adventure
Te reo!
Whakamutua te whakamahi kirihou
Te reo!
Te haerenga wawau o te kirihou
New!
Seabirds and whales!
Te reo!
Hopukina he ika, kaua ko te manu.
New!
Catch fish not birds
Why is plastic so bad for sea creatures?
What is an apex predator?
Can you hold your breath longer than a fur seal?
Why do orca end up stuck on the beach?
What is this creature?
What eats turtles?
Riley confronts a big fear
Riley swims with galapagos sharks
How do rays breathe underwater?
What is orca chocolate?
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?
What is it like to save an orca?
Which fish's poo makes sand?
How does a dolphin move?
Which habitat would you rather live in?
Riley finds where the baby fish live
Riley rescues a turtle!
Riley's amazing ray adventure
Where do common dolphins call home?
What do turtles use their back flippers for?
What is a habitat?
Where did all the kelp go?
Fish Dad jokes #1
Mussels do what to the water?
Can you find the triplefin all over NZ?
Riley searches for sharks
Riley explores a marine park
Riley searches for crayfish
Are shipwrecks good or bad?
Riley's cool turtle encounter
Where do whales and dolphins hang out?
Riley explores a coral reef
Top tips on saving our oceans