Why Do The Oceans Matter?

June 8, 2016
1237.jpg.800x600_q90_0.jpg 71% of Earth is Ocean ...

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 ...

Fiji Emergency Fund Update

June 1, 2016
IMG_0313_0_0.jpg Following this catastrophe, the funds raised by OFS over the past three months have helped emergency relief and recovery assistance by bringing food, water, sanitation, shelter and health initiatives to the villages ...

Environmental News May 16 to May 23, 2016

Quote for the week

“We must all work together- women and men- to explore and care for the ocean as if our very lives depend on it, because they do.”
— Sylvia Earle

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Letter to North Yorkshire County about Fracking

_CVF7366_1.jpgIn my lifetime, I have seen the massive changes, we as humans, have inflicted upon our natural world ...

Methane: An Invisible, Odorless, and Crucial Concern

May 16, 2016
AlisoCanyon3_0.jpg The significance of methane in the atmosphere is that it is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide over the short term, meaning it contributes more strongly to human-accelerated climate change ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Honored with the Knight of the Legion of Honor

May 11, 2016
P1220243 copy_1.JPG Jean-Michel Cousteau has been officially awarded the highest French Civilian Order of Distinction, the Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur, Knight of the Legion of Honor, from President Hollande of France at the Élysées in Paris ...

Earth Day 2016

April 22, 2016
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 ...

Six Years After the Worst Oil Spill in American History, What Is Going on in the Gulf?

April 20, 2016
The Gulf in flames as rescue crews attempted to corral oil at the surface and burn it. Photo credit: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society Six years ago on April 20, 2010 in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, the BP Deepwater Horizon oilrig exploded into a fireball that could be seen from shore, killing 11 workers and opening a gaping hole in the seafloor that would spew 200 million gallons of oil into the ocean for months on end ...