Creature Feature

With an estimated 200,000 species identified in the ocean and many more expected to be found, there is no limit to the creatures that may be featured here. Drawing from the stunning footage that represent the personal experiences of Ocean Futures Society divers, you can expect a few surprises in this regular feature.

Both the Hawaiian and Mediterranean monk seals are critically endangered species and require continued efforts to help their populations grow ...

Reaching lengths of up to six feet and weighing nearly one hundred pounds, the Humboldt squid is not only one of the world’s largest squids, but also one of the ocean’s most formidable predators ...

Standing up to nine feet tall and weighing in over one thousand pounds, polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world ...

Watch Holly Lohuis venture into the Rio Negro with creatures she had only heard about in Amazonian folklore, pink river dolphins ...

Diving in the Amazon River can be a challenging experience. Dark tannin-stained waters, currents, fallen trees and branches can all provide obstacles and hazards. But the mystery of what the water holds compels the divers to explore ...
Jean-Michel Cousteau describes a colorful dive off the Pacific Northwest where cold, nutrient rich water helps support a rich ecosystem with an abundance of sealife ...
Several nights following the full moon of August every year coral species at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, in the Gulf of Mexico, release their egg and sperm into the dark sea ...
Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society team were extremely fortunate to get an up-close look at this most unlikely of creatures in the waters of Papua New Guinea. They were awed by the miracle of evolution that creates such miniature masterpieces ...
Join the Ocean Futures Team in this short film as they go on a night dive into one of these spawning aggregations to witness firsthand the importance of this ecologically and commercially important species ...
Two of the more common marine mammals on the west coast of North America are sea lions and seals. Commonly mistaken for one another, it is easy to distinguish between the two once you know what to look for ...