In SuperQuesters: The Case of the Angry Sea, the SuperQuesters are working together to keep Questland’s ocean clean and free from pollution. During their adventure, they come across an amazing ocean-cleaning boat. This boat is based on one of the many ways that real organisations are trying to protect our seas. These organisations are sometimes called ocean cleaning initiatives.

Here you and your child/ren or class can learn more about some of the SuperQuesters’ favourite real-life cleaning initiatives.

The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup make technology to capture plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean and extract plastic pollution from the oceans. They are currently doing the largest water cleanup in history. Their inventions are used across the world. They are always looking at new ways to remove pollution from oceans, seas and rivers.

Find out more:

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup do things to help the ocean:

  • o Run Plastic Cleanups where volunteers help clean their local rivers, seashores and oceans.
  • o Clean Ocean Education - they have lots of information so you can understand more about how pollution is damaging the Ocean and what we can do about it.
  • o Scientific Research to help stop ocean pollution in the future.

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The SeaCleaners

The SeaCleaners has a special, first-of-its-kind ship called the Mantra. The Mantra is designed to collect, treat and repurpose large amount of plastic debris to help clean the sea.

Find out more and see the Mantra for yourself:


CleanHub is working to keep plastic out of the sea by making sure that all plastic rubbish is collected safely and recycled properly.

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Ichthion makes inventions to reduce the flow of plastics into the world’s ocean. They also use the information from their machines to work out how much plastic is flowing into the river, ocean and sea so they can work out how bad the problem is.

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We hope this list has inspired you to find out more about all the incredible ways we can protect our oceans. Here’s some ideas of what to do next:

  • o Do more research to find other ocean cleaning initiatives you like
  • o Get in touch with your favourite organisation to see if you can ask some questions to one of their engineers, scientists or inventors
  • o Find out about local beach clean-ups that you can take part (make sure to work with a properly organised beach clean-up team so you keep yourself safe)
  • o Share what you’ve learnt with your class, friends and family
  • o Design your own machines to clean-up the sea or stop plastic getting to the sea.
  • o Download our free activities based on SuperQuesters: The Case of the Angry Sea [Coming Soon]
We hope you found this useful and that you enjoyed finding out more about how science, technology and engineering is helping us protect our seas and the creatures who live in them.