Jean-Michel Cousteau's blog

World Water Day

March 18, 2015
Cyclone Pam_1.jpg Indispensable, yet often undervalued – water is the source of all life on our planet ...

Bristol Bay: The Dangers of Mining the Earth

February 24, 2015
CEV2284_0.png Not only does the “Pebble Partnership” propose to build one of the world’s largest mines, but they also propose to build an open-pit mine – a more destructive mining method that creates a massive pit or borrow in the ground as the miners extract ore ...

The Time for Ocean Hope is Now

February 17, 2015
_CEV3546_1.jpg For most of my life, I have been roaming, exploring, and playing in the sea. Since the age of seven, I observed the world through a unique window- the faceplate of a dive mask ...

Ramón Bravo – Mexican Diving Legend

December 9, 2014
Ramon Bravo The life and accomplishments of Ramón Bravo will be honored at this year’s third annual ScubaFest in Cozumel, Mexico taking place from December 9-14, 2014 ...

15 Years of Success

November 18, 2014
JMC-And-Keiko_0.png 2014 is a special year for Ocean Futures Society - this year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary ...

Time spent with Governor Brown

October 8, 2014
5782_JM & Governor Brown_1.jpg It’s with collaborative efforts, working with all interest groups: government, industry and conservation organizations that we can come together and recognize what more needs to be done ...

Ocean Acidification: Crumbling the Shells of the Sea

September 25, 2014
Because colder water is able to absorb and hold more gasses, and therefore absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, places like the Pacific NW, home to the Giant Pacific Octopus  (Enteroctopus dolfleini), are more at risk from ocean acidification.  Ocean Futures Society diver Matt Ferraro comes face-to-face with one of these giants of the deep.  ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society What we hold at stake here is not the future of the planet – for in the long-term the planet will certainly endure. Truly, what we hold at stake is the future of us ...

Canaries of Climate Change: the Plight of Pacific Island Nations

August 8, 2014
Mutualisms like the anemone fish and its host persevere as the oceans become warmer and more acidic. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society Ten million people of the Pacific Island Nations are calling – and we have yet to answer their plea ...

Family Expeditions - I am a Proud Father

June 3, 2014
Jean-Michel, Fabien and Céline Cousteau - Photo by Carrie Vonderhaar As a proud father, I look forward to watching the accomplishments of my children and the month of June proves to be a milestone! Both of my children are leading their own expeditions, carrying on the legacy started by their grandfather ...

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2014
Jean-Michel Cousteau - Photo by Carrie Vonderhaar As we enjoy Earth Day celebrations taking place around the world this week, we at Ocean Futures Society feel it is a golden opportunity to remind us all that the land and the sea are bound together in one Earth ...
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