storytelling for ocean
conservation

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 Seaforest.

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

Showcasing the Great African Seaforest

our mission

is to tell stories that connect people to the wild, motivating them to become part of the regeneration of our planet. Our goal is to protect South Africa’s marine environment by making the Great African Seaforest a global icon.

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

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

our projects

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

FILM

My Octopus Teacher, a feature documentary, by Craig Foster, Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, follows the story of Craig’s year with a wild octopus. The film is ‘an immersive portrait of human–animal understanding, brimming with danger, drama and devastating emotion’.

BOOK

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

LIVING SCIENCE

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

EXHIBITIONS

Our exhibition team Ross Frylinck, Carina Frankal and Faine Loubser
are working on a outdoor photographic installation and an innovative multimedia exhibit that includes live performance.

EDUCATION

We are in the process of establishing a Great African Seaforest education programme.Our goal is to grow a nature-based community of ocean and seaforest ambassadors.

Sea Change Project celebrates the coming together of nature and culture.

PATRON

Yo-Yo Ma
Cellist

AMBASSADOR

Zolani Mahola
Vocalist, actress
and nature activist

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.

media

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

STREAMING ON NETFLIX
BLUE PLANET II, GREEN SEAS EPISODE 5