The Gulf of Mexico Sister Sanctuary Network

The Gulf of Mexico Sister Sanctuary Network

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Jim Knowlton and the OFS team are proud to produce the short video, “The Gulf of Mexico Sister Sanctuary Network” to help promote the importance of collaboration between marine protected areas and national parks in the countries of Cuba, Mexico and the United States. This new Gulf of Mexico Sister Sanctuary Network will facilitate the sharing of science so managers can better prepare for and respond to ocean changes and threats due to human induced impacts from overfishing, invasive species and climate change. The ultimate goal of the film is to highlight the Gulf of Mexico as a special, biologically rich, unique and diverse area that needs to be conserved and protected at the ecosystem level of management to ensure the sustainability and stewardship for generations to come.

Film Length: 4:35

The Gulf of Mexico Sister Sanctuary Network
Short Video Credits

Produced by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Don Baur
Written by Jim Knowlton and Bill Kiene
Scientific advisor – Bill Kiene
Edited by Jim Knowlton / Blue Ocean Productions
Project consultant – Charles Vinick

Photos and Video Courtesy of:
Ocean Futures Society / KQED
Cuba’s Twilight Zone Reefs Expedition/CIOERT at FAU Harbor Branch
Claudio Contreras-Koob / WILDCOAST
David Guggenheim / Ocean
Parque Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano
Jesse Cancelmo
Biscayne National Park
Google Earth
Google Earth
Blue Ocean Productions

Creative Commons images:
By Peter Maas 16:07, 3 December 2006 (UTC) Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,
Cuba Laguna de la Leche.jpg Lagaly de (talk | contribs)
By Emmanuel Huybrechts from Laval, Canada - 18 juillet 2011 (K5_01971), CC BY 2.0,
Parque Central de La Habana con el Gran Teatro de la Habana al fondo.jpg by Yoeztudioz:

©Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society