In ‘Sea Change’ we continue exploring the underwater world that was introduced by Craig Foster.

The book visits the underwater kelp forests that authors Craig Foster and Ross Frylinck grew up playing in. This was to have a lasting impact on their lives.

‘Sea Change’ affords us a unique look into the rediscovery of the forests of their childhood. The book has been edited by Philippa Ehrlich and features photos by Foster from the past decade.

Foster is a world expert in kelp forest ecology and has developed the world’s first form of underwater tracking. He is an award-winning filmmaker and avid naturalist and this is his fourth book.

Frylinck has been exploring the South African coastline as a surfer and free-diver for most of his life and has been pioneering ocean conservation and culture in South Africa for the past 15 years.

Forster and Frylinck dove without wetsuits in the ice water and the results show how the forest creatures became more receptive to them. As part of his studies Foster keeps finding undiscovered species and records unobserved behaviours which excites both scientists and marine biologists alike.

The book is part of a larger project that links research, exploration, conversation through documentary films and educational programmes. If you interested in more information, this can be found on their website (
The quality of this book is excellent and the photos are wonderful.

Sea Change’ is an important record of an unknown world and if you own a copy you will no doubt read it more than once.