Where Land Meets the Sea

November 4, 2015
Mangrove forests face growing threats from unsustainable land development, pollution, clearing for agricultural use, and climate change. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society It amazes me to know that one of the bigger fish we find in the sea, the magnificent Goliath grouper, first begins its juvenile life swimming around the dangling branches of the mangroves, seeking shelter in the nursery grounds of nature ...

Drifting Aliens of Inner Space

September 29, 2015
3-5-6 planktn(SALPS)0_0.jpg There are aliens that exist beyond our wildest imaginations, drifting through the darkness, floating at the mercy of the sea. ...

Honoring World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2015
NicolasImbert_72_1.jpg I’ve always believed real change comes from the heart. To make real change, you must appeal to the heart. That’s what I have always tried to do through my films and educational programs – inspire curiosity and a sense of responsibility through the heart ...

The Many Solutions to California’s Drought

July 28, 2015
Edison dry Ca 74_1.JPG Now entering its fourth year of drought, California, a state with an arid Mediterranean climate, is familiar with the naturally occurring seasonal droughts and rainy seasons. But this time around, the situation has reached a new level ...

In Memory of Packy Offield

July 21, 2015
Packy_1.pngPacky was, and still is, a great inspiration for those who want to protect our environment and continue to learn more about it ...

World Oceans Day 2015

June 8, 2015
_CEV6845_0.jpgWe have the honor and obligation to share this message with the rest of the world. It is time for action ...

Oceania 21 – Third Pacific Summit in New Caledonia

May 13, 2015
aerial014TO_0_0.jpg We are all are connected to the Pacific, one way or another. Today we have not only the responsibility to care for our ocean home, but also the privilege – the only species – that has the choice not to disappear ...

Earth Day 2015

April 22, 2015
1237.jpg.800x600_q90_0.jpg As we honor the wonderful Earth Day celebrations around the world, we at Ocean Futures Society believe it is a golden opportunity to remind us all about the gifts and services the ocean provides ...

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: 5-Year Aftermath

April 14, 2015
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s team were the first in the water following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo credit: ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society There is an image that haunts me. Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, 42 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, suddenly exploded ...

World Water Day

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