In Loving Memory of Denis Martin-Laval

February 19, 2013
AF-123_0.jpgI grew up with the crew of the Calypso….my brothers and friends. The loss of Denis came as another shock ...

Living Classrooms in the Undersea World

February 7, 2013
A young girl snorkels in the Living Classrooms of the Undersea WorldI am not a teacher but a guide, sharing my passion of our interdependence on a healthy, thriving marine ecosystem; letting the families share in this bonding experience as they take a peak into the undersea realm ...

In Loving Memory of Jean-Charles Roux

February 5, 2013
Jean-Charles Roux in his studioIt is with my deepest sadness to share the news of the passing of Jean-Charles Roux, a dear friend to both me, my father and the entire Cousteau extended family ...

Protecting Fiji’s Beautiful Seas

December 6, 2012
RodneySimpson_Fiji001_0.jpgWhen I first started exploring the breathtaking reefs of Fiji, I took for granted these untouched reefs as a place far off the beaten path and far from the destructive habits of humans. But how quickly that has changed over the past 30 years ...

Dive Team Safety

November 4, 2012
Matthew Ferraro and Carrie Vonderhaar at Duke University Hyperbaric Chamber during their Diver Medical Technician class at DANAs you can imagine exploration and filmmaking necessitate much more than having a camera and a boat. There are a myriad of layered logistics and preparations that must be addressed before we ever leave the dock ...

Countdown to a Final Chance at Freedom - Morgan

October 16, 2012
MorganI know there are many issues competing for our attention now, but there are only moments until Morgan’s court case. The countdown to the determination of her fate is ticking. The time is NOW to act ...

Yet Another Captive Killer Whale Injury

October 8, 2012
NakaiI’m sadden to learn of the recent injury sustained by Nakai, an 11 year-old captive orca at SeaWorld California ...

Living with Sharks

September 13, 2012
Blue Shark by Matthew Ferraro... Recently there has been an increase frequency of sightings of one of the most feared animals in the ocean, white sharks. Frankly, I am thrilled to read about the white shark sightings off our coast ...

The Porsche of the Sea

July 29, 2012
Bluefin Tuna... I must address the disturbing truth that some of the greatest of the seas’ top predators are carrying the burden of our modern society, transferring harmful waste across great ocean basins ...

The Albert Falco National Marine Park

May 14, 2012
Jean-Michel Cousteau at the ceremony honoring Albert FalcoThe "Albert Falco National Marine Park" was announced at the ceremony celebrating the life of the Captain of Calypso ...