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