A Turning Point for Sharks

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November 1, 2011
Blue SharkNations across the world have begun to see the value of sharks as drivers of a healthier ocean ...

Update: Morgan

October 13, 2011
MorganIt is with great sadness that we inform you that Morgan, the young orca rescued off the coast of the Netherlands, will not be given a chance to swim free with her native pod ...

Sharks at Risk

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October 3, 2011
Shark FisheryI respectfully ask all you fellow divers, Ocean Futures Society supporters, to become ocean champions by doing your part to ensure sharks will remain in our oceans for another 400 million years ...

OFS’s Carrie Vonderhaar Inducted Into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame

September 16, 2011
Carrie Vonderhaar inducted into Ohio Women's Hall of FameOcean Futures Society is proud to announce Carrie Vonderhaar’s newest achievement as an award-winning underwater photographer with her recent induction into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame ...

Fish Bones Can Neutralize Lead in Soil

August 23, 2011
Fish Bones can neutralize lead in soilThere is no doubt in my mind that now is the most critical time for us to step forward and clean up our planet. I am inviting you to join me in a new project, one in which scientists have made an interesting discovery ...

A Chance at Freedom

July 28, 2011
MorganI have been following the case of the young orca, Morgan, with particular interest. Morgan was captured on June 23, 2010 by the Dolphinarium Harderwijk off the north coast of the Netherlands—a rare event since no orcas have been sighted in the area since 1947 ...

Making the Connection: Ice Cover in the Arctic

July 15, 2011
Ocean Futures diver in Arctic IceAs divers, we have a responsibility to not only share our personal experiences of adventures beneath the waves and the hidden treasures we discover on every dive, but to continually educate ourselves ...

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 ...