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Ocean Origami

Monday, Aug 17, 2020

Join Sea Shepherd for our Ocean Origami challenges and learn more about some iconic marine animals.

Check out these five origami activities! Each animal has a printable origami sheet with instructions to help you build your chosen animal step by step. 

Did you know that there are around 228,450 known species in the ocean and as many as 2 million more that remain a total mystery? 

We’re shining the spotlight on five key species where you can learn more about each one and how we can protect them, by doing our origami activities.

Māui dolphins are a subspecies of Hector’s dolphin (Pahu) only found only off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. They have been observed playing with seaweed, chasing other dolphins, blowing bubbles, and play fighting. Learn more and make your own origami dolphin!

MAUI DOLPHIN - ORIGAMI SHEET - DOWNLOAD

From April to November each year, Australia’s coastlines come alive with the mass migration of whales from their summer Antarctic feeding grounds. Humpback, minke and even rare blue whales can be seen from our shores. Our waters are important breeding grounds for these majestic creatures. Learn more and make your own origmai whale! 

WHALE - ORIGAMI SHEET - DOWNLOAD

There are over 500 recognised species of sharks ranging from the tiny lantern sharks that could fit in the palm of your hand, to the largest fish in the ocean, the whale shark - the largest ever confirmed was 18.8 metres long! Make your own origami shark by downloading the instructions below.  

SHARK - ORIGAMI SHEET - DOWNLOAD

The scientific name for Green Turtles is Chelonia mydas. They are one of 6 species of sea turtles found in Australian waters. They can live for up to 80 years! Make your own turtle origami for science week. 

TURTLE - ORIGAMI SHEET - DOWNLOAD

The Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) is one of the world’s rarest sea lions. It’s an endemic species meaning it is unique to Australia and therefore as Australians, we have a global responsibility to look after it. Learn more and make your own Australian sea lion origami.

SEA LION - ORIGAMI SHEET - DOWNLOAD

These easy ocean origami activities are great for beginners and can be an interesting educational tool for teachers to use in classrooms.

Share a photo of your finished paper origami with the tags #OceanOrigami #SeaShepherd

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