We are incredibly grateful for all the amazing partners we have. We couldn't do this without you!

NZ on Air  NZ On Air

Greenstone TV  Greenstone TV

Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation  The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation

G.I.F.T. Fund


Dr Rochelle Constantine, University of Auckland

Dr Nan Hauser, Cook Islands Whale Research

Dr Ingrid Visser, Orca Research Trust

Dr Dan Godoy, Lecturer Massey University

Kimoro Taiepa, Lead Tutor Maori Arts Education

Te Wānanga O Aotearoa


Auckland Zoo

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

Woodlands Park School. With special thanks to Liz Manley, Helen Emson and Room 12, Kit McIntyre and Room 5, Andy Boyd and Room 6

Avondale Primary School. With special thanks to Greg Chalmers, Va'ai Sililoto,  Joanne Corcoran, Stacey Brown, and Vicki Billing

Elaine Whitworth, Biology Teacher Unitec Institute of Technology

Vashti Tymkin, Teacher Westmere School

Laureline Meynier, Lecturer Massey University

Native Audio

Alex Mitchell, colour grading

Matt Draper, additional footage


With thanks to the project team:

  • Visionary and underwater cameraman: Steve Hathaway

  • Talent and voice over: Riley Hathaway

  • Project manager: Jani Alexander

  • Content producer and product owner: Reuben Pollock

  • Technical lead and development: Axel Busch, xlvisuals

  • User experience research and design: Liz Busch, xlvisuals

  • Graphic and creative design: Rees Morley, Morley Design Group

Crazy plastic journey
Te reo!
Te haerenga wawau o te kirihou
Te reo!
Whakamutua te whakamahi kirihou
Stop plastic!
Te reo!
Ngā manu o te moana me ngā tohorā!
Catch fish not birds
Seabirds and whales!
Te reo!
Hopukina he ika, kaua ko te manu.
Why is plastic so bad for sea creatures?
Can you hold your breath longer than a fur seal?
Why do orca end up stuck on the beach?
What is an apex predator?
What eats turtles?
Riley confronts a big fear
Whose skull am I holding?
Riley swims with galapagos sharks
What is this creature?
What's so special about turtle shells?
Is anything scared of a dolphin?
How do you clean a dirty ocean?
What is a food chain?
Meet the loggerhead turtle
How Dad saved a dolphin!
Riley's amazing ray adventure
What is it like to save an orca?
What do turtles use their back flippers for?
Which fish's poo makes sand?
Riley finds where the baby fish live
How do rays breathe underwater?
Where do common dolphins call home?
How does a dolphin move?
Are shipwrecks good or bad?
What are zooplankton?
Riley explores a marine park
What is a habitat?
Who can set up a marine park?
Riley rescues a turtle!
Which habitat would you rather live in?
Whales can’t tell the difference between ...?
What sea animal eats like a cow?
Where do creatures poo in the ocean?
What is a habitat?
How many eggs does this huge fish lay?
Kelp, help!
Meet the striped marlin
Which one of these is not a dolphin?
Tricks to hold your breath longer
How to hide in plain sight
Shark Dad jokes
What made this crazy thing?
Breathing is tricky for a turtle
Which sea animal wears armour to survive?
Mussels do what to the water?