Exploring Our Oceans


FACES Magazine March 2022. The health of our oceans is vital to the health of our entire planet. Explore our oceans and what makes them special and what puts them in danger.  

More than 70% of the earth is covered with oceans, but what do we really know about them? Get ready to go deep down into the oceans of the world to discover what lives there, how we navigate the waters, and all about surfing. Plus, oceans more.


If you think some of the insects we see daily are creepy, just wait until you see the underwater creatures who lurk in the deep – some of them even glow. Plus, take a look at how we explored oceans through history – you might recognize the old-fashioned deep-sea diving suit as the basis for our modern space suits. Take a walk-through worlds build on the waves and learn about the Ocean Goddess of Brazil. And you don’t have to just swim in the ocean, you can skim the top of the ocean with a fantastic look at surfing.


Enjoy features including:

  • Deep Sea Exploration Through Time by Pat Betteley
  • Ocean Navigation Polynesian-style by Deepa Jain
  • Pura Tanah Lot by Rachel Kehoe
  • Danger in Our Oceans by Susan Berk Koch
  • Gifts for Iemanjá: The Ocean Goddess by Erin K. Schonauer and Jamie C. Schonauer
  • Kathy Sullivan: High Above and Far Below by Gail Skroback Hennessey
  • The Southern Ocean: New Kid on the Map by Pat Betteley
  • Why the Sea is Salt by Tim Myers
  • Surfing in the U.S.A. by Cynthia Oberbeck Bix

Regular features of FACES Magazine include High Five, At a Glance, Critter Corner, Where in the World, A Closer Look, Your Turn, Dear Kylie, Art Connection, Say What?, One Last Face, Contest, and a crossword puzzle.