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A love letter to the ocean

All life depends on the ocean. As a carbon sink, the ocean holds 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere. This poem, written by marine biologist Helen Scales and narrated by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, explores the vital role the ocean plays in the carbon cycle, and in regulating Earth's climate. Take a moment to pause and reflect on the beauty of the ocean, and all that it does for us.

Video 4 min video
30 min activity
30 min activity

Love letter: Students are guided through writing their own love letters to the ocean or nearby body of water.

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Executive Producer

Jac Gautreau


Scott Simpson

Producer (Science)

Valentina Ceballos

Producers (Education)

Heather De Lagran, Emily Sheepy, Erika Sullivan


Helen Scales


Sarika Cullis-Suzuki