Waves crashing on rocks Paul Buffington

Explore why the ocean is so important, how humans benefit from and impact its resources, and how we can protect it in this series of lessons

Getting started

Be sure to read our getting started guide first. The guide tells you how our lessons have been designed to be used, and gives you a breakdown of the features included in each one.

1. Protect the ocean

The ocean is home to 50-80% of all life on Earth, but it's facing many threats, including climate change, overfishing, marine pollution, coastal development and oil spills.

In this lesson, explore how our actions have consequences for the marine environment and how we can all do our bit to protect it.

Bleached Corals Ethan Daniels

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2. Climate, the sea and me

Climate change is the long-term global shift in the planet’s average temperatures and weather patterns. Our ocean is suffering from rising sea levels, ocean acidification, changes in ocean currents and increased extreme weather events due to climate change.

Discover how climate and the ocean are connected and how we can help reduce the impacts of climate change on our seas in this lesson.

An illegal poacher's fishing over coral Rich Carey

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