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.

Beluga whales are sometimes called canaries of the sea because they seem to sing. Jean-Michel Cousteau believes that belugas should be protected in part so that the sea will continue to be filled with the beauty of their songs.

In the warm protected waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, two thirds of the North Pacific humpback whale population come to compete and mate. In this short film, Ocean Futures divers use rebreathers to quietly film a pod of humpback whales.