The Truth About Keiko's Death

Keiko On March 1st on Larry King Live, Thad Lacinak, who spent 30 years at Sea World and worked as head trainer, made the statement that Keiko died of starvation in the wild after losing more than 1000 lbs. This statement is incorrect ...

Statement on Releasing Captive Orcas

Jean-Michel Cousteau up close with Keiko The recent tragic death of an orca trainer has raised the question of whether orcas in captivity should be released. It is a complicated question with no simple answer, but this is my experience ...

In Support of ‘Salmon Farms Exposed’

Jean-Michel Cousteau and Alexandra Morton While filming our PBS/KQED special “Call of the Killer Whale” in British Colombia over a year ago, my team and I heard a consistent message throughout the scientific community, First Nations and marine conservation organizations. That message was that open-net salmon farms are killing many of the wild salmon runs of British Columbia ...

Water Alive

Plankton During the many years that my father, Jacques Cousteau, and I sailed onboard Calypso, we stood at the helm of our ship as the cameras rolled and we crossed what seemed endless oceans. We discovered firsthand, sometimes wave by wave, that this is indeed a water planet ...

A Gift from the Sea

salmon and sea lice Tuesday January 26th was an important day for the long-term survival of wild salmon of the Pacific Northwest ...

Time is of the Essence….We need to Take Action

Killer Whale Pod in British Columbia Since the airing of our PBS special “Call of the Killer Whale” last April 2009, Ocean Futures Society has been engaged in a campaign against toxic chemicals, especially those that bioaccumulate in the environment, are long-lasting and ubiquitous ...

OFS in the Press: Diver Magazine: January 2010

Salmon: Lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest

Jean-Michel Cousteau's January 2010 article in Diver Magazine.

Charting the Future of the Oceans

Charting the Future of the Oceans The recent United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen devoted one day to present the latest scientific understanding about the impacts of climate change on the ocean. At this forum, I had the honor of meeting and listening to key leaders ...

The Face of Climate Change

The Face of Climate Change Many people would expect Jean-Michel Cousteau to be most concerned about the effects of climate change on the ocean. He is concerned, but he believes it's the risk of human suffering that calls for the most urgent action ...

Copenhagen and Beyond

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We are all modern witnesses to both the miraculous and the incomprehensible. We have seen our planet from space, had access to the deepest canyons of the ocean ...