June 15, 2006 |
President Bush today will create the world's largest marine protected area, a total of 140,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean surrounding a necklace of islands and atolls that stretch from the main Hawaiian Islands to Midway Atoll and beyond, senior administration officials said. The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Monument will be larger than all of America's national parks combined.
October 2, 1999 |
His rough-cut hair and beard shine silver like sunlight off water. His eyes are dappled with hues of the reef. He wears a dive-suit sewn in shades of ocean blue. His name seems derived from the sea, too: Cousteau. When he splashes off the stern of a dive boat, Jean-Michel Cousteau folds at the waist. His arms draw to his side. His swim fins flex and bite into the water. He is fluid, streamlined, serene. A cascade of chrome bubbles rise from the scuba regulator in his mouth.
June 20, 1999 |
On this blue-on-blue morning in the South Pacific, I am sitting on the beach with Jean-Michel Cousteau, the 58-year-old ocean explorer, filmmaker and son of the late Jacques. We are sipping strong Fijian coffee and watching my daughter and stepgrandson build sand castles in the shade of a coconut palm on a narrow strip of beach that fronts this resort that bears his name.
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July 9, 1997 |
Forty feet beneath the foamy surf that batters the basalt cliffs of this wind-swept island, Jean-Michel Cousteau was encouraged by a symphony of life amid the barnacled rocks. Schools of iridescent blacksmiths darted about the milky blue water. Fat, pumpkin-orange garibaldis popped out of dark grottoes and long, muscular calico bass cruised slowly beneath the canopy of undulating kelp. Such scenes told the bearded Frenchman that the Channel Islands' underwater ecosystem is doing fine.
October 27, 1994 |
Turn on Discovery or any of the other cable channels that broadcast adventure documentaries and the chances are pretty good that you'll be looking at a product of Burrud Cousteau Horton Inc. of Santa Barbara. The company owns more than 1,400 hours of documentary footage, including the "Search for Adventure" series, "Jean Michel Cousteau's World of Sharks" and "Beyond Bizarre." Jean Michel Cousteau is, of course, the son of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau.
April 14, 1994 |
Jean-Michel Cousteau is partial to Fiji, New Guinea, parts of Indonesia, and several places in the Indian Ocean and Asia. But he now hangs his hat in Santa Barbara. "I've lived in Santa Barbara for the last year and a half, and I opened my office last June," he said. "I've had my eye on Santa Barbara for the last 20 years. We have the Channel Islands that have been virtually untouched except by the military.