An Honor for all Ocean Heroes

June 7, 2011
Jean-Michel Cousteau wins AwardJean-Michel Cousteau was honored with an Environmental Hero Award at the annual Environmental Defense Center’s fundraising event, ‘Celebrating Paradise Saved’ this past Sunday, June 5th ...

Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later, What Have We Learned?

April 20, 2011
Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil SpillNow that we have reached the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion,
what have we learned? As we reflect on the past, it is time to be more proactive and think of what environmental legacy we are leaving for future generations ...

Invasion of the Single-Use Plastic Bag

March 9, 2011
Gull with Plastic BagThey invade our homes, lurk in our backyards, wander our streets, swim in our ocean, float down our rivers and streams, and find shelter amongst trees and bushes. They are found in the most populated and the most remote places on Earth. They need no resources to persist and may indeed outlive the human race. We cannot ignore them, we cannot escape them and we cannot destroy them ...

Saving the Planet, One New Year’s Resolution at a Time

January 13, 2011
Fabien Cousteau free dives with a Humpback WhaleWhenever I make a choice, I will do my best to ask myself two questions: "What are the consequences of this choice that I'm making?" and, "Will this choice help ensure the long-term protection of our water planet?” ...

Southern California Dives into Ocean Stewardship

January 11, 2011
Garibaldi, California's state marine fish, glides through the kelp forestAs for southern California, the future is bright. The new marine parks plan will be good for people and for sea life ...

Protecting our Marine Crown Jewels: A Common Challenge

December 2, 2010
Voyage to Kure ExpeditionToday there are 43 exceptional places in the ocean included on the World Heritage List. Together they represent the ‘Crown Jewels of our Ocean’ for their outstanding beauty, exceptional biodiversity ...

Legacy Management

November 24, 2010
There are important lessons to be learned about protecting the planet for future generations contained in this history. It is clear that the creation and use of toxic chemicals need to be very carefully controlled and managed ...

Six Months Later, What Have We Learned

October 21, 2010
Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill It is unfortunate that it takes catastrophes such as the Gulf Oil Spill for us to realize our direct connection to the vulnerability of our life support system. And now that we have just past the sixth month anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, what have we learned? ...

The Death of a Captive Orca

October 7, 2010
A pod of (non captive) Orca cruise the Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia I wonder how many killer whales will have to endure our selfish behavior of putting them in an artificial setting before we realize enough is enough. The most recent death happened just this past Monday when Kalina, a young 25-year-old female, died unexpectedly, the third killer whale to die in captivity in the past four months ...

Welcome to the Family: A Young Orca is Named Cousteau

Welcome to the L-pod family, “little” Cousteau, L113We just received the exciting news of a very welcome baby Orca, L113, who has now survived her first winter, making her chances of survival much greater and so she can now be officially named. The new name for L113 is Cousteau! Welcome to the L-pod family, “little” Cousteau ...