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In Honor of the 40th Celebration of Earth Day

Coral Reef, Nemena, Fiji
    Top Ten Actionable Items to Best Ensure a Sustainable Ocean for the Future. The ocean works hard for us. Now it is time for us to work on its behalf ...

Public Service Announcement: Florida Oil Drilling

Public Service Announcement: Jean-Michel Cousteau opposes oil drilling off Florida

Jean-Michel Cousteau expresses concern over Floridas possible lifting of a 20-year ban on near-shore oil drilling and urges the Florida legislature to continue to protect beaches and reefs from potential long-term disaster ...

Marine Conservation Losses

Pacific BlueFin TunaIn a time of tremendous loss of biodiversity in the marine environment, it saddens me to read the recent headline: “Trade Beats Conservation At U.N. Wildlife Talks" ...

Earth Hour Saturday March 27, 2010

Polar Bear Where are you on Saturday March 27th at 8:30pm? Join Jean-Michel Cousteau and the entire OFS team in the dark as we celebrate the power of the individual in reducing greenhouse gases and slowing down the effects of climate change ...

Killer Whales, Toxic Chemicals, and a Mom

Holly Lohuis Jean-Michel Cousteau, myself, and my then- four-year-old son Gavin were tested for these harmful substances, and I was horrified to see how contaminated we were. My concern as a mother is that we really do not know what these numbers mean in terms of children’s long-term health ...

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 ...
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