Press Releases

07/15/2005

Jean-Michel Cousteau, on behalf of the entire Ocean Futures Society family, applauded the life and work of Frank Scalli upon learning of his recent death at the age of 73.

“Frank was a close personal friend and we are all saddened to hear of his passing,” Cousteau said. “However, his influence and legendary work on behalf of the dive industry will live on forever.”

Cousteau recalled that he and Scalli were both inducted in the DEMA Hall of Fame.

07/06/2004

Produced and directed by the Mantello Brothers and presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, the film will have its world premiere at the New England Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theatre in Boston on February 13th

02/25/2004

NEW YORK, February 25, 2004 --- In a high-profile preview of its late 2004 opening, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman today introduced a group of internationally renowned brand leaders that, together, will produce an array of facilities, activities and amenities that promise to redefine residential and resort lifestyle in the Caribbean.

07/17/2003

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL., July 15, 2005 – Advocating for responsible ecological practices – and taking a stand against the wanton capture and use of marine mammals for the amusement of travelers – Radisson Seven Seas Cruises® announced it will no longer offer dolphin encounter programs in any of its ports of call.

06/30/2003

SANTA BARBARA, CA.: In 1964, movie posters for Jacques Cousteau’s bold underwater film, World Without Sun, urged filmgoers to come see "Earth’s first 'Oceanauts.'"

Now, nearly 40 years later, a new generation of "oceanauts" led by Jean-Michel Cousteau will embark on an extraordinary documentary filmmaking expedition of adventure and discovery to the most remote islands on the planet in " Voyage to Kure."

06/27/2003

A work of art and inspiration, celebrating water and its importance to each of us, everywhere with an introduction by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society.

06/17/2003

SANTA BARBARA, CA.: The blockbuster animated film, Finding Nemo, has given millions of people a personal connection to coral reefs that fosters hope for a new generation to become better stewards for our ocean environment, according to Jean-Michel Cousteau.

"We applaud Disney/Pixar for popularizing coral reefs, because Nemo’s home and neighbors are in desperate need of help," he said. "Reefs around the world are suffering from human impact, and the more people, especially young people, who know it sooner can take action to turn things around."

06/05/2003

SANTA BARBARA, CA.: Famed ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau called the newly-released report by the Pew Oceans Commission Wednesday an important study that is "critical to the national and natural security interests" of the United States and the world's ocean.

02/28/2003

SANTA BARBARA, CA: A new, short film which poignantly documents the vast environmental and human devastation caused by the Prestige oil spill off the coast of Spain and France is available for global distribution to the media, governments, interested organizations, educational institutions and industries.

" Nunca Mais," a six-minute film produced by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society, vividly captures the enormous toll taken by the "Black Tide" on European coastal habitats, marine species, migrating birds, and the social and economic fabric of generations of local cultures.

02/27/2003

(SANTA BARBARA, CA): New federal legislation to speed the phase-out of aging, single-hulled tankers and protect America’s coastal shorelines has received strong support from ocean advocate and explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society.

Cousteau praised the legislation, sponsored by U.S. Cong. Lois Capps, D-CA, as "an inspiration for significant legislation globally to protect the ocean, marine species and humanity." He urged quick action by the U.S. Congress to enact Capps' bill.