Three years of research went into the development of new filming techniques to capture the beauty and mystique of the sea in this awe-inspiring production. Exotic clownfish, octopi, nudibranchs, and other ocean creatures dance an endless underwater ballet in Nature’s delicate balancing act.
—by Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural
“When you protect the ocean, you protect yourself and future generations.”—Jean-Michel Cousteau
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/21/19 – The ocean provides 50% of the world’s oxygen and is the biggest CO2 tank on earth. Every breath we take is a gift from the ocean! Us SoCal surf lovers should try to keep this in mind as World Oceans Day approaches on June 8th.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, the 81-year-old elder son of pioneering oceanographic explorer Jacques Cousteau, has made a new film called WONDERS OF THE SEA that might assist us with this quest. Produced and narrated by former celebrity California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,WONDERS OF THE SEA documents the oceanic adventures of Jean-Michel and his equally photogenic son and daughter Fabien and Celine as they circle the globe, stopping to explore breathtaking sights from Fiji to the Bahamas.
According to Jean-Michel, coral reefs are the “pulsating heart of the ocean.” The reefs are inhabited by amazing life forms such as giant clams, which are both male and female and can grow to over 500 pounds and live for a century–if we let them!
Since 1999, Jean-Michel Cousteau has headed the Ocean Futures Society, a marine conservation and education organization located in Santa Barbara, CA. He has been widely awarded in the US, France, and all over the world for his groundbreaking work. For more information about Cousteau and the OFS, please visit http://www.oceanfutures.org/
WONDERS OF THE SEA has a running time of 85 minutes. It will be available on Digital and VOD on June 4th, 2019. Catch the wave with WONDERS OF THE SEA!