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  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    The Cousteau family, Céline, Fabien and Jean-Michel, diving in the Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve.

    The Cousteau family, Céline, Fabien and Jean-Michel, diving in the Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve.

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Fabien, Jean-Michel and Céline Cousteau swim with a goliath grouper in the Dry Tortugas.

    Fabien, Jean-Michel and Céline Cousteau swim with a goliath grouper in the Dry Tortugas.

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Céline, Jean-Michel and Fabien Cousteau in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

    Céline, Jean-Michel and Fabien Cousteau in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Suspended in liquid blue, Fabien free-dives near an adult humpback. "The core of your body vibrates with the songs of other humpback whales in the distance... from the tips of your fins all the way up through your body. It's awe-inspiring."

    Suspended in liquid blue, Fabien free-dives near an adult humpback. "The core of your body vibrates with the songs of other humpback whales in the distance... from the tips of your fins all the way up through your body. It's awe-inspiring."

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Céline and Fabien's powerful movie lights attract plankton, which the mantas feed on.

    Céline and Fabien's powerful movie lights attract plankton, which the mantas feed on.

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Jean-Michel Cousteau in his backyard, The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

    Jean-Michel Cousteau in his backyard, The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    This moment of birth shows an elephant seal with her newborn pup, visible in the sac still attached to the mother.

    This moment of birth shows an elephant seal with her newborn pup, visible in the sac still attached to the mother.

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    A delicate jellyfish catches Fabien Cousteau's attention.

    A delicate jellyfish catches Fabien Cousteau's attention.

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Fabien Cousteau expresses his wonder at the maze of steel supporting an abundance of life at the gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Fabien Cousteau expresses his wonder at the maze of steel supporting an abundance of life at the gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Unexpectedly, Matt Ferraro and Jacob Kilbride find and swim behind a tumor-laden turtle. This turtle will surely die.

    Unexpectedly, Matt Ferraro and Jacob Kilbride find and swim behind a tumor-laden turtle. This turtle will surely die.

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Humboldt squid have appeared in record numbers at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary leading to speculation that they may be expanding their range northward. Holly Lohuis and Carrie Vonderhaar traveled to the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, to learn more about

    Humboldt squid have appeared in record numbers at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary leading to speculation that they may be expanding their range northward. Holly Lohuis and Carrie Vonderhaar traveled to the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, to learn more about this top predator. Holly is tethered by steel cable to the surface ship because Humboldt squid are capable of dragging divers to deep water.

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Giant Pacific Octopus

    Giant Pacific Octopus

  • Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

    Matt Ferraro swims behind a giant Pacific octopus.

    Matt Ferraro swims behind a giant Pacific octopus.

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