Environmental News January 20 - February 5 2015

Quote for the week

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
—Jane Goodall

Ramón Bravo – Mexican Diving Legend

December 9, 2014
Ramon Bravo The life and accomplishments of Ramón Bravo will be honored at this year’s third annual ScubaFest in Cozumel, Mexico taking place from December 9-14, 2014 ...

15 Years of Success

November 18, 2014
JMC-And-Keiko_0.png 2014 is a special year for Ocean Futures Society - this year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s SWAINS ISLAND – One of the Last Jewels of the Planet Wins at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival

November 12, 2014
SWAINS ISLAND - One of the Last Jewels of the Planet The new documentary film is awarded first prize in the “Cultural Connections: People and the Sea” category following its North American premiere ...

Time spent with Governor Brown

October 8, 2014
5782_JM & Governor Brown_1.jpg It’s with collaborative efforts, working with all interest groups: government, industry and conservation organizations that we can come together and recognize what more needs to be done ...

New OFS Film Trailer: Swains Island

October 4, 2014
SWAINS ISLAND - One of the Last Jewels of the Planet Join ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and a team of scientists as they explore tiny Swains Island ...

Ocean Acidification: Crumbling the Shells of the Sea

September 25, 2014
Because colder water is able to absorb and hold more gasses, and therefore absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, places like the Pacific NW, home to the Giant Pacific Octopus  (Enteroctopus dolfleini), are more at risk from ocean acidification.  Ocean Futures Society diver Matt Ferraro comes face-to-face with one of these giants of the deep.  ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society What we hold at stake here is not the future of the planet – for in the long-term the planet will certainly endure. Truly, what we hold at stake is the future of us ...

Canaries of Climate Change: the Plight of Pacific Island Nations

August 8, 2014
Mutualisms like the anemone fish and its host persevere as the oceans become warmer and more acidic. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society Ten million people of the Pacific Island Nations are calling – and we have yet to answer their plea ...

Statement on the North Bimini Ferry Terminal Project, Bimini, Bahamas

June 3, 2014
Bimini_Pano_1.png I am writing this statement in regards to the recent activity surrounding the controversial North Bimini Ferry Terminal project in Bimini, Bahamas ...

Family Expeditions - I am a Proud Father

June 3, 2014
Jean-Michel, Fabien and Céline Cousteau - Photo by Carrie Vonderhaar As a proud father, I look forward to watching the accomplishments of my children and the month of June proves to be a milestone! Both of my children are leading their own expeditions, carrying on the legacy started by their grandfather ...
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