The ocean is an absolutely amazing place. Not only is it incredibly HUGE and full of beautiful wildlife, but it is also in need of your help! For this article, I am not only showing off some gorgeous Under the Sea themed bullet journal layouts, but I am promoting the Ocean. Here you can find some crazy and fun ocean facts; then, in the end, I am sharing some great ways you can help save the oceans.
Fun Ocean Facts
- Our oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface.
- The majority of life on Earth is aquatic.
- We’ve explored less than 5% of the planet’s oceans.
- The world’s longest mountain chain is underwater. Stretching over 56,000km, the Mid-Oceanic Ridge is a mountain chain that runs along the center of the ocean basins.
- The deepest known area of the Earth’s oceans is known as the Mariana Trench. It’s deepest point measures 11km.
- There are more historic artifacts under the sea than in all of the world’s museums.
- We still only know a fraction of the marine species in our oceans.
- The ocean produces over 70% of our planet’s oxygen.
- Finding rivers and lakes beneath the ocean is possible.
- Around 50% of the US lies beneath the ocean.
- The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest ocean and contains around 25,000 islands.
- The name “Pacific Ocean” comes from the Latin name Tepre Pacificum, “peaceful sea.”
Under the Sea Doodle by CraftHippie
I love this doodle page. Not only are the doodles gorgeous, but I love that the final product creates one larger image instead of 30 separate images. ate images.
Mermaid in a Bottle by @gigis_journal
I did not find a ton of mermaid or fantasy-based under-the-sea layouts. However, I love the novelty of this one featuring a mermaid in a bottle. Additionally, the artwork is fantastic.
Blue Seahorse by @tiny_bujo
This seahorse layout is super creative. Don’t you love how the seahorse appears to be breaking out of a very geometric blue shell. You can even see the shattered pieces floating around in the layout.
Black & White Under the Sea by @metro_boulot_bujo
Something rare among these under-the-sea layouts is black and white. Most of these layouts are vibrant blues and oranges. However, this one is super detailed and gorgeous but it is just black and white.
Sea Turtle by @thebujobuzz
This little blue turtle is the cutest darned thing! Additionally, the art and lettering styles are to die for! I would love to see the lettering process for this one!
Dolphins by @gigis_journal
Dolphins are one of my favorite (maybe my favorite) aquatic animal. I was lucky enough to swim with some on my recent vacation. I loved it so much, how could I not include some dolphin layouts in this round-up?
Whale Weekly by @allorasbujo
For this layout, the creator used watercolor in such a calming and beautiful way. I love that the same style was used in her daily circles as well as in the whale. Additionally, the lettering here is perfect!
Octopus Boat by @mydearsputnik
The art style and lettering used for this under-the-sea layout is phenomenal. Additionally, the creativity used in the art piece itself is super unique. I love the space spin on it!
Sea Dragon by @jannplansthings
Here is my only other fantasy-based ocean layout. This sea dragon is beautiful and the art style cannot be matched. Additionally, I love the use of gold.
Whale Mood Tracker by @thefakejournal
How cute is this whale mood tracker!? I love this idea for a summer-time or underwater-themed mood tracker layout.
Underwater Wildlife by @rachelbujo
This hello August layout is super colorful and fun to look at. It really screams summer and is a perfect representation of the beauty of underwater wildlife. Though this layout does not feature any animals per se, I still love it.
Tentacles by @_enaart
the calm nature and use of light blues really make this layout stand out. Not to mention the tentacles that creep out of the waves. It is not clear what creature we are looking at, but that’s the beauty of it!
Blue Fin by @allorasbujo
I’ve seen this layout quite a few times in my browsing and I couldn’t help but to include it. I love that it features only the back fin of something. Additionally, the blue watercolor spots are such a great touch!
Under the Sea Weekly by BangBangJournalang
Here is another layout with phenomenal artwork. I cannot tell what was used to create this one; however, I love the way the octopus wraps around the meals section. The octopus really gives this layout depth.
Seashell Mood Tracker by @explorejournaling
Who doesn’t love a fun mood tracker? this one shows off some cool shells in an ocean wave!
Hello August Abstract by @thefrenchbujo
We showed off a seahorse layout previously that is a similar style to this one and I just love it. This layout instead shows a whale who appears to be breaking out of a shell. Additionally, there is a wave creating a nice circular feel.
Jelly Doodle by @bulletjournalbymarieke
This is less of a layout and more of a spread. Regardless, I just had to include this beautiful jellyfish in my round-up.
Whale by @mydearsputnik
I feature a few layouts similar to this one but they are too amazing not to include. I love how differently everyone portrays whales in their underwater layouts.
Jellyfish Doodle by @study.bunnie
I love when people teach us how to create some simple artwork. For those of use who are a little more artistically challenged, it really allows us to create simple art! This one shows off a few different ways to doodle a jellyfish.
Fishtail by @miz.bujo.art
I haven’t featured much fish in this round-up yet, and I only have one to share. This layout shows off a gorgeous blue and orange fishtail. The detail here is fantastic!
Sea Horse by @creative_desaster
This little blue and green seahorse is really neat. @creative_desaster use a neat style utilizing circles or dots. This pairs super well with all the bubbles throughout this spread.
Blue Jellyfish found on @bullet_daily
who doesn’t love a good jellyfish! Check out this beautiful blue jellyfish layout!
Ocean Waves by @bulletjournalbymarieke
The art style in this layout is, once again, a really cool piece of art. The waves are broken up into sections which are different shades of blue and it is flawless.
Shark Fin by @elas_bullet_journey
Here is one more black and white under-the-sea layout! This one features a shark fin and a sea wave crashing at night. This minimal layout is simply beautiful.
The Great Wave by @gigis_journal
Here is another adorable dolphin layout! Additionally, I love the lettering used for this one!
Jellyfish Weekly by @bulletwithe
This is my favorite jellyfish layout of all time. these two jellyfish appear to be dancing with one another. Additionally, the gentle use of color is beautiful.
Want to Help Our Oceans? Here is How!
- Use less water so excess runoff and wastewater will not flow into the ocean.
- Choose nontoxic chemicals and dispose of herbicides, pesticides, and cleaning products properly.
- Cut down on what you throw away.
- Choose sustainable seafood. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable bag.
- Use fuel efficient vehicles, carpool or ride a bike.
- Choose energy efficient light bulbs and don’t overset your thermostat.
- Follow “catch and release” practices and keep more fish alive.
- Anchor in sandy areas far from coral and sea grasses. Adhere to “no wake” zones.
- Healthy habitat and survival go hand in hand. Treat with care.
- Volunteer for cleanups at the beach and in your community. You can get involved in protecting your watershed too! Learn more about where to volunteer HERE.
Amazing Companies That Help Save the Ocean
Here are some amazing companies that work to help us save our oceans.
4Ocean makes and sells bracelets using recycled plastic. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4ocean has removed 4,400,255 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
Oceana is the largest organization in the world solely devoted to marine conservation. It was established in 2001. Since its founding, Oceana has achieved hundreds of concrete policy victories for marine life and habitats. As part of its campaigns, Oceana is involved in efforts to end major sources of ocean pollution such as oil, mercury, aquaculture, and shipping emissions. In addition to that, the organization also campaigns for the protection of vulnerable places in the oceans.
Greenpeace is a global organization working to stop environmental crimes, using non-violent creative action. The main goals of the group are to protect biodiversity in all its forms, prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air, and fresh water, end all nuclear threats, promote peace, global disarmament, and non-violence
Purchase a summer accessory and have 10 percent of the profits put toward marine life conservation. Become an Ambassador and help spread the work and save the ocean!
20 percent of the company’s net profits from its clothing and beachy accessories are donated to the FAU Marine Research Lab at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and the center’s nonprofit to benefit sea turtle conservation.
How amazing is the ocean? It’s incredible and so are these celebratory Ocean layouts. Loved these Under the Sea themed bullet journal layouts? Check out more theme round-ups HERE.
How do you plan to help us save the ocean this week??