Games & Creativity

Deep Sea Oddities | A Seafloor Poetry Book

Oddities Cover page with book title written by Jessica Sandoval
Ocean Exploration Trust

Splash into the depths with your imagination and explore the ocean through poetry!  Written by ROV Pilot Jessica Sandoval, illustrated by Melissa and Jessica Sandoval, and inspired by the team and adventures of E/V Nautilus, sink into the whimsy of more than a dozen original poems!

"The ocean is filled with wonderfully wacky creatures and stunning seascapes. It is home to worms that wear lipstick and crabs that sport mohawks. Yes, down here life seems upside down and quite strange. Our explorations of the ocean have inspired poems about the curious creatures and places we encounter in our adventures. Let’s take a look at ocean exploration through the lens of the silly!"


Grade level

Grade level



Find more resources

Grade level
Resource type

Search Education Resources