Creating the Energy Future We Need

February 22, 2017
wind power ca 54 ed_1.jpg The recent election of President Donald Trump is disheartening for the environment for many reasons. During his campaign, he repeatedly spoke about supporting more oil and gas drilling on public lands, the oceans and the Arctic ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Dispatch - February 2017

February 3, 2017

_CEV3927.png There is untold beauty and inspiration on our ocean planet. We can all make a difference – by protecting and conserving all life on our water planet, for us now, and for generations to come ...

Saying Farewell to Tilikum

January 24, 2017
tili_flickr_0.png Tilikum the orca, perhaps most infamous for his starring role in the shocking documentary Blackfish, passed away on January 6, 2017. Thus far, the official cause of death has not been released ...

Life in the Amazon: Eleven Years After Our Return

January 18, 2017
Image68_0.jpeg Throughout my lifetime traveling across the world, I have seen humans in their quest for development and ‘progress’ tear down and destroy the very environment we depend upon. The problem? The environment belongs to no one alone ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Dispatch - December 2016

December 1, 2016
_CEV4211_0.png We believe every person counts when it comes to making a difference in protecting our water planet. Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Society team have once again been deeply touched and inspired by the power and actions of one individual. This time it was nine-year old Alexandra ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Letter to the Prime Minister of Japan

© Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyOrcas are not for aquariums. Orcas are not for food. Orcas are not for school lunch. Orcas are not for pet food. Orcas are not for pig food. Orcas are not oil for restaurants. Orcas are not for compost. Orcas are not for construction concrete. Orcas are for the wild ...

Defending the Last Giants

October 25, 2016
There are some wonderful and very special places in Baja where the gray whales return every year to nurture their newborn calves in the protected, warm and shallows waters of the lagoons.  And in these special places the local people have mastered ecotourism opportunities, where visitors from all around the world can enjoy an intimate but unobtrusive experience with these protected whales.  Photo credit- ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society For as long as humans have roamed the oceans, we have been drawn to life in the sea. Surely the first mariners must have been in awe of the first breath they saw fly into the sky from a giant dark beast rising up from the depths of the sea ...

Statement on Banning Styrofoam in Hawaii In Support of Hawaii Bill 140

June 13, 2016
Underwater StyrofoamWhen our team first came to visit these ‘untouched’ places, we found them filled with man-made marine debris and garbage, including miles of Styrofoam pollution as far as our eyes could see ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Dispatch - June 2016

June 8, 2016
004-005.4646_300_0.png Happy World Oceans Day! May this be the day we pause for a moment, take a few extra deep breaths and appreciate all that the ocean provides us on a daily basis no matter where we live on this water planet ...

The Future of Aquariums

June 7, 2016
JMC-And-Keiko_0.png I have waited a long time for the largest marine mammal entertainment park in the country to close its doors to breeding its orcas locked up in captivity ...
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