Jean-Michel Cousteau's blog

15 Years of Success

November 18, 2014
JMC-And-Keiko_0.png 2014 is a special year for Ocean Futures Society - this year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary ...

Time spent with Governor Brown

October 8, 2014
5782_JM & Governor Brown_1.jpg It’s with collaborative efforts, working with all interest groups: government, industry and conservation organizations that we can come together and recognize what more needs to be done ...

Ocean Acidification: Crumbling the Shells of the Sea

September 25, 2014
Because colder water is able to absorb and hold more gasses, and therefore absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, places like the Pacific NW, home to the Giant Pacific Octopus  (Enteroctopus dolfleini), are more at risk from ocean acidification.  Ocean Futures Society diver Matt Ferraro comes face-to-face with one of these giants of the deep.  ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society What we hold at stake here is not the future of the planet – for in the long-term the planet will certainly endure. Truly, what we hold at stake is the future of us ...

Canaries of Climate Change: the Plight of Pacific Island Nations

August 8, 2014
Mutualisms like the anemone fish and its host persevere as the oceans become warmer and more acidic. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society Ten million people of the Pacific Island Nations are calling – and we have yet to answer their plea ...

Family Expeditions - I am a Proud Father

June 3, 2014
Jean-Michel, Fabien and Céline Cousteau - Photo by Carrie Vonderhaar As a proud father, I look forward to watching the accomplishments of my children and the month of June proves to be a milestone! Both of my children are leading their own expeditions, carrying on the legacy started by their grandfather ...

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2014
Jean-Michel Cousteau - Photo by Carrie Vonderhaar As we enjoy Earth Day celebrations taking place around the world this week, we at Ocean Futures Society feel it is a golden opportunity to remind us all that the land and the sea are bound together in one Earth ...

The Future of Sustainable Fish Farming

March 17, 2014
Photo by Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society In an effort to move towards a sustainable future, it will take not only innovative thinking but also global knowledge to make effective decisions. Aquaculture is a growing, and highly demanded industry ...

Freedom for Orcas

March 10, 2014
Orca Photo: Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society I congratulate California for its leadership in addressing this issue. A California state legislator has proposed a new bill, AB 2140 that would ban the captivity of killer whales for entertainment in California. This is landmark legislation calling for comprehensive improvement to orca protection laws in California ...

Simone Cousteau, The Soul of Calypso

February 11, 2014 Simone Cousteau Thanks to my dear good, friend, Mr. Ruben Arvizu who I have known for many years; we all get to enjoy a beautiful tribute to this amazing woman, my mother and healer, nurse and psychiatrist to the all-male crew of Calypso for 40 years ...

Statement about Fukushima Radiation Hazards

January 31, 2014
My concern about the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant continues as news from many sources continues to pour in. Sadly not much of it is good news but some of what I hear is exaggerated ...
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