Earth Day 2016

April 22, 2016
1237.jpg.800x600_q90_0.jpg As we honor the wonderful Earth Day celebrations around the world, we at Ocean Futures Society believe it is a golden opportunity to remind us all about the gifts and services the ocean provides ...

Six Years After the Worst Oil Spill in American History, What Is Going on in the Gulf?

April 20, 2016
The Gulf in flames as rescue crews attempted to corral oil at the surface and burn it. Photo credit: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society Six years ago on April 20, 2010 in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, the BP Deepwater Horizon oilrig exploded into a fireball that could be seen from shore, killing 11 workers and opening a gaping hole in the seafloor that would spew 200 million gallons of oil into the ocean for months on end ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Letter to L.A. Times Editor about Keiko

JMCKeiko_hires_0_0.jpgWhile we applaud the SeaWorld decision to stop captive breeding and phase out theatrical shows, Mr. Manby’s characterization of the Keiko program as a failure misses the point ...

El Niño: The Not So Little Global Event

February 24, 2016
Holly Lohuis, marine biologist with Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society team, safely dives with Humboldt squid.  Ecologically the northern migration of this supreme predator is an important message of our changing seas. Photo by: Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyAs ocean temperatures climb in the eastern Pacific Ocean along the equatorial coast of the Americas, a cascade of events begins to unfold ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Statement on the Aliso Canyon Methane Leak In Porter Ranch, Los Angeles

January 26, 2016
The lack of Southern California Gas Company to protect the public from the gas leak, or even inform them about the problem in a timely manner, is a violation of our basic rights ...

Spirits of the Sea: Keeping Cetaceans Wild

January 20, 2016
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Ingrid Visser and rescuers of the stranded orca, Rakey, make sure she is reunited with her family and not sent to an amusement park, which is the unfortunate fate of other rescued orcas around the world. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyThere are many animals in the sea that captivate me, but none more than the magnificent and stunning marine mammals, the whales and dolphins of our oceans ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Statement on the Paris Climate Accord

December 26, 2015
In December 2015, nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris and accomplished what had never been done before ...

An Exciting and Crucial Moment in History: Paris Climate Conference 2015

December 10, 2015
Climate change will affect every one of us, we must take serious actions now so that future generations may have the same privileges we have had the honor to know.  © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyMany things have changed since my childhood days growing up in the south of France. I have witnessed beautiful, untouched treasures on earth, and I have seen the destructive consequences of human’s careless actions ...

Statement for World Decision-Makers at the UN Climate Conference in Paris

December 9, 2015
IraMeyer - PolarBearTime is running out. There has been enough talking. We must take actions now to change the course of our global future ...

Where Land Meets the Sea

November 4, 2015
Mangrove forests face growing threats from unsustainable land development, pollution, clearing for agricultural use, and climate change. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society It amazes me to know that one of the bigger fish we find in the sea, the magnificent Goliath grouper, first begins its juvenile life swimming around the dangling branches of the mangroves, seeking shelter in the nursery grounds of nature ...
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