storytelling for ocean

We are a community of scientists, storytellers, journalists and filmmakers
who are dedicated to the ocean. We tell stories that connect people
to our underwater home – The Great African Sea Forest.

Our work is motivating scientists, policymakers and individuals
to engage meaningfully with nature and protect our oceans.

our mission

is to protect South Africa’s marine environment by making The Great African Sea Forest a global icon and attaining UNESCO World Heritage Site status for it.

“I need no convincing that an ecosystem such as this is of inestimable value and must be protected.”


our projects

are connecting people from all over the world to The Great African Sea Forest and the fascinating creatures that live in it. Our work includes a film, a book, exhibitions, living science and educational programs.


My Octopus Teacher, a feature documentary, by Craig Foster, Philippa Ehrlich and James Reed, follows the story of Craig’s year with a wild octopus.


Sea Change: Primal Joy and the Art of Underwater Tracking. Craig Foster and Ross Frylinck have spent years exploring the sea forest together. This is the story of what they found in the wild, and how it has transformed their lives.


Our exhibition team Ross Frylinck, Carina Frankal and Faine Loubser are working on an innovative multimedia exhibit with acclaimed design firm, Batwin + Robin Productions, New York.


We share our knowledge and experience through various outreach programs that bring participants into direct contact with the ocean.


All of our work is informed by science. We collaborate with top scientists and academic institutions to discover the secrets of The Great African Sea Forest and bring them to life through world-class storytelling.

our partners

The Sea Change Trust works closely with local government, major academic institutions, influencers and strategic partners who share our vision to protect one of Earth’s last wild places: the South African kelp forest.


Our stories are getting attention all over the world.
Here are some articles and links that feature our work.

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