by Janice Canning, Memorial University Of Newfoundland

In this lesson students will research an ocean species of their choice to determine if they would like to have it as a pet. They will write a persuasive essay explaining why, or why not, people should have the animal as a pet.


Oceanographers around the world need your help! There is currently a heated dabate about which ocean organism would make the best pet. Your job, as fellow oceanographers, is to research marine species and give a report on their qualities as a pet!

Hurry before a serious fight breaks out! Only you and your class can solve the age-old question "which sea animal makes the best pet?"!