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

Wright Family Foundation

Hype & Dexter

Giltrap Group

Honda Marine


Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life

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

New videos!
Interviews with Experts
Hauraki Gulf
YOE adventures
How many eggs does this huge fish lay?
Oceans full of plastic
How does a dolphin move?
Sharks - super fast swimmers
Learn to Draw - Octopus
Which camouflage skill would you like?
Crazy plastic journey
What are threats to seabirds?
If you were a turtle, would you rather ...
Te haerenga wawau o te kirihou
Whales can’t tell the difference between ...?
Why do orca end up stuck on the beach?
Catch fish not birds
Where do whales and dolphins hang out?
Would you slow down for whales?
Birds with magic tricks
Learn to Draw - Great White
Stop plastic!
Where do most living things live?
Dolphin skin - it's amazing!
How far do Hutton's shearwaters travel for food?
Why is plastic so bad for sea creatures?
Stop marine pests spreading
What sea animal eats like a cow?
Turtle rehabilitation
What is an apex predator?
The incredible Hauraki Gulf
Hope Stories - 1+A Day
What is this creature?
What does endemic mean?
Māori games - Community story
Islands in the Hauraki Gulf
Are shipwrecks good or bad?
Lots of whales in the gulf?