Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures
A generation ago, Jacques-Yves Cousteau revealed the oceans' mysteries to millions of landlocked PBS viewers and inspired a groundswell of public awareness of the unique problems faced by the world's marine environments. Now, 30 years later, Jacques' son Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of "oceanauts" have set sail to explore dangerous and spectacular locales across the globe.
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures Previous Broadcasts
Call of the Killer Whales: Parts 1 & 2 (Episode #304^)
KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 27, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
The most complex marine species on the planet is the orca, the ruler of the ocean. Though they number fewer than 100,000 worldwide, orcas, also called killer whales, extend from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and learning more about them is a global endeavor. In this episode, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of explorers travel to both the northern and southern hemispheres as they seek out killer whales in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The team discovers that people and orcas share surprising similarities, and even similar needs; they relate their findings to the captivity and release of Keiko, from Free Willy fame, whose survival depended on pioneering efforts to re-introduce Keiko into the wild. Intriguing detours in the expedition arise, leading to critical examinations of our environment, of the food on our dinner tables, even of our own health.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 28, 2012 -- 2:00 AM