Blogs: Marine Mammals

Why Should Our Children Suffer the Burden of Outdated Legislation? It is Time for Chemical Reform!

Holly Lohuis speaks out against Toxic Flame Retardants on behalf on her son Gavin and all speciesThe logic is simple: when placed in products we use daily, flame retardant chemicals can enter our bodies as dramatically as drugs we take, although the route may be different. Potentially toxic chemicals should not be allowed in the marketplace until they have been tested and proven safe. Our children, the environment, and all species deserve this ...

Marine Conservation Losses

Pacific BlueFin TunaIn a time of tremendous loss of biodiversity in the marine environment, it saddens me to read the recent headline: “Trade Beats Conservation At U.N. Wildlife Talks" ...

Killer Whales, Toxic Chemicals, and a Mom

Holly Lohuis Jean-Michel Cousteau, myself, and my then- four-year-old son Gavin were tested for these harmful substances, and I was horrified to see how contaminated we were. My concern as a mother is that we really do not know what these numbers mean in terms of children’s long-term health ...

The Truth About Keiko's Death

Keiko On March 1st on Larry King Live, Thad Lacinak, who spent 30 years at Sea World and worked as head trainer, made the statement that Keiko died of starvation in the wild after losing more than 1000 lbs. This statement is incorrect ...

Statement on Releasing Captive Orcas

Jean-Michel Cousteau up close with Keiko The recent tragic death of an orca trainer has raised the question of whether orcas in captivity should be released. It is a complicated question with no simple answer, but this is my experience ...

Protecting the Gentle Giants

"Wisdom is timeless. Unfortunately for us and our global ocean, time is running out." - Jean-Michel Cousteau

Protecting Monk Seals

“The Mediterranean monk seals that I used to swim with as a boy are now considered one of the world's rarest marine mammals.” - Jean-Michel Cousteau

OFS in the Press: Diver Magazine: January 2009

The Nature of Whales

Jean-Michel Cousteau's January 2009 article in Diver Magazine.

OFS in the Press: Diver Magazine: July/August 2007

A Tale of Two Marine Mammals

Jean-Michel Cousteau's July/August 2007 article in Diver Magazine.

OFS in the Press: Diver Magazine: June 2007

Sounding Off Over Sonar Risk

Jean-Michel Cousteau's June 2007 article in Diver Magazine.