Spirits of the Sea: Keeping Cetaceans Wild

January 20, 2016
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Ingrid Visser and rescuers of the stranded orca, Rakey, make sure she is reunited with her family and not sent to an amusement park, which is the unfortunate fate of other rescued orcas around the world. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyThere are many animals in the sea that captivate me, but none more than the magnificent and stunning marine mammals, the whales and dolphins of our oceans ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Statement on the Paris Climate Accord

December 26, 2015
In December 2015, nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris and accomplished what had never been done before ...

An Exciting and Crucial Moment in History: Paris Climate Conference 2015

December 10, 2015
Climate change will affect every one of us, we must take serious actions now so that future generations may have the same privileges we have had the honor to know.  © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyMany things have changed since my childhood days growing up in the south of France. I have witnessed beautiful, untouched treasures on earth, and I have seen the destructive consequences of human’s careless actions ...

Statement for World Decision-Makers at the UN Climate Conference in Paris

December 9, 2015
IraMeyer - PolarBearTime is running out. There has been enough talking. We must take actions now to change the course of our global future ...

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 ...

Environmental News October 19 - November 3, 2015

Quote for the week

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
—John James Audubon

Environmental News September 20 - October 9, 2015

Quote for the week

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”
—David Attenborough

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. ...

Environmental News September 8 - September 17, 2015

Quote for the week

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
—Lady Bird Johnson

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 ...