Creature Feature

With an estimated 200,000 species identified in the ocean and many more expected to be found, there is no limit to the creatures that may be featured here. Drawing from the stunning footage that represent the personal experiences of Ocean Futures Society divers, you can expect a few surprises in this regular feature.

In the "Ocean Adventures Sharks at Risk" program, Jean-Michel Cousteau dove with a great white shark to help dispel two important myths about sharks. One, sharks are not mindless predators nor sinister man-eaters, and two, the oceans are not full of sharks. Watch this video to hear his message ...

Snuggled within the cracks and crevices of the Pacific coasts rocky reefs lies two lovers in hiding ...

Jean-Michel’s father, Jacques Cousteau, called them the “forgotten mermaids” when his team aboard Calypso first began filming manatees in the late 1980s ...

Both the Hawaiian and Mediterranean monk seals are critically endangered species and require continued efforts to help their populations grow ...

Reaching lengths of up to six feet and weighing nearly one hundred pounds, the Humboldt squid is not only one of the world’s largest squids, but also one of the ocean’s most formidable predators ...

Standing up to nine feet tall and weighing in over one thousand pounds, polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world ...

Watch Holly Lohuis venture into the Rio Negro with creatures she had only heard about in Amazonian folklore, pink river dolphins ...

Diving in the Amazon River can be a challenging experience. Dark tannin-stained waters, currents, fallen trees and branches can all provide obstacles and hazards. But the mystery of what the water holds compels the divers to explore ...
Jean-Michel Cousteau describes a colorful dive off the Pacific Northwest where cold, nutrient rich water helps support a rich ecosystem with an abundance of sealife ...
Several nights following the full moon of August every year coral species at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, in the Gulf of Mexico, release their egg and sperm into the dark sea ...