Jean-Michel Cousteau Dispatch - December 2016

December 1, 2016
_CEV4211_0.png We believe every person counts when it comes to making a difference in protecting our water planet. Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Society team have once again been deeply touched and inspired by the power and actions of one individual. This time it was nine-year old Alexandra ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Letter to the Prime Minister of Japan

© Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyOrcas are not for aquariums. Orcas are not for food. Orcas are not for school lunch. Orcas are not for pet food. Orcas are not for pig food. Orcas are not oil for restaurants. Orcas are not for compost. Orcas are not for construction concrete. Orcas are for the wild ...

Defending the Last Giants

October 25, 2016
There are some wonderful and very special places in Baja where the gray whales return every year to nurture their newborn calves in the protected, warm and shallows waters of the lagoons.  And in these special places the local people have mastered ecotourism opportunities, where visitors from all around the world can enjoy an intimate but unobtrusive experience with these protected whales.  Photo credit- ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society For as long as humans have roamed the oceans, we have been drawn to life in the sea. Surely the first mariners must have been in awe of the first breath they saw fly into the sky from a giant dark beast rising up from the depths of the sea ...

Statement on Banning Styrofoam in Hawaii In Support of Hawaii Bill 140

June 13, 2016
Underwater StyrofoamWhen our team first came to visit these ‘untouched’ places, we found them filled with man-made marine debris and garbage, including miles of Styrofoam pollution as far as our eyes could see ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Dispatch - June 2016

June 8, 2016
004-005.4646_300_0.png Happy World Oceans Day! May this be the day we pause for a moment, take a few extra deep breaths and appreciate all that the ocean provides us on a daily basis no matter where we live on this water planet ...

The Future of Aquariums

June 7, 2016
JMC-And-Keiko_0.png I have waited a long time for the largest marine mammal entertainment park in the country to close its doors to breeding its orcas locked up in captivity ...

Methane: An Invisible, Odorless, and Crucial Concern

May 16, 2016
AlisoCanyon3_0.jpg The significance of methane in the atmosphere is that it is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide over the short term, meaning it contributes more strongly to human-accelerated climate change ...

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 ...
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