Explore the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau

For Immediate Release

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society in partnership with Ocean Publishing is proud to announce the release of its second book in a four-book series, Explore National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau, featuring five of fourteen National Marine Sanctuaries including the only Marine National Monument. The series is based on Ocean Futures Society’s award-winning, limited edition book America’s Underwater Treasures and the PBS film series Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.

Explore National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau

The newest book, Explore the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau, will take readers on a grand adventure through each of the five National Marine Sanctuaries along the west coast of the United States: Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, Cordell Bank and Olympic Coast. Combining engaging text, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team, Explore the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau will provide an intelligent inquiry into the health of our oceans while introducing readers to these incredible underwater treasures found in these five National Marine Sanctuaries.

According to Cousteau, “My goal has always been to communicate the beauty of the ocean and the necessity of protecting it to the widest possible audience. By making the content of America’s Underwater Treasures, our original book on all the sanctuaries, now available in this four-part series, it enables us to reach both a wider and a more targeted audience of visitors and communities geographically located near specific sanctuaries. This series is intended not only to inspire, but to inform the general public on specific measures that are working to preserve our ocean resources. Ocean Publishing understands and supports our goals to communicate through quality images and information, and has partnered with us in this exciting series.”

The first book in the series, Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau, features the Sanctuaries of the Florida Keys, Gray’s Reef, and Flower Garden Banks, and is also available at the Ocean Futures Society website and www.oceanpublishing.org.

Jeff Mora, International Advisory Board, Ocean Futures Society

Simon Cowell, Producer, Wildlife SOS

Robert Lyn Nelson, Artist and Environmentalist

For more information please contact:

Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures photographer at


Frank Gromling, Publisher, Ocean Publishing at

About Ocean Futures Society

Ocean Futures Society (OFS) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. With the motto, “Protect the ocean and you protect yourself,” the mission of OFS is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean's vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. OFS is based in Santa Barbara, California, with offices in Paris, France; Lucca, Italy; and São Paulo, Brazil. For more information, visit http://www.oceanfutures.org.

About Ocean Publishing

"Ocean Publishing's motto is "Making Waves with Quality Books" and it accomplishes this by teaming with the most talented authors with valuable information to share about marine life, nature, environment and conservation. Its Vision Statement is "Ocean Publishing helps its customers to better understand and appreciate Nature in the hope that they will take active roles in its preservation and protection." Ocean Publishing is located in Flagler Beach, Florida. For additional information, visit www.oceanpublishing.org

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