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 ...

Happy Earth Day-Make a Splash with La Isla and Ocean Futures Society

April 21, 2014
La Isla Logo Please join us this Earth Day and enjoy these specific items from La Isla and feel proud that 50% of all proceeds will support the mission of Ocean Futures Society. La Isla is offering this promotion through April 31st ...

Volunteer of the Month: April 2014

April 10, 2014
Jaclyn Mandoske Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, not even distance could keep Jaclyn from the sea. She joined the team as an intern for Ocean Futures Society during her first year at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2010 ...

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 ...

From the Shark Protected Waters of the Bahamas

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February 21, 2014
diver hammer Murph Bahm 214s_1.jpg Jean-Michel Cousteau is filming with an underwater film team in the shark protected waters of Bahamas for an upcoming documentary ...

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 ...

Call to Freedom

October 17, 2013
Dogwoof_Documentary_Blackfish_Quad_New_1600_1200_85_0_0.jpg But one way or another, we are totally responsible for the care and wellbeing of all captive orcas for the rest of their lives, especially those born into captivity ...