Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures | PBS show

Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures | PBS

Summary: Jean-Michel Cousteau and his expedition team set sail to explore dangerous and spectacular locales across the globe to reveal the oceans' mysteries in "Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures." Find out more about this PBS series at:

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  • Artist: KQED and Ocean Futures Society
  • Copyright: KQED and Ocean Futures Society 2006-2008


 Nudibranchs | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 01:35

They might be tiny, but nudibranchs can pack a poisonous punch. Learn more about these extraordinary creatures.

 Shipwreck | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 03:20

Coral reefs often make for spectacular diving, and shipwrecks can become vibrant habitats. Explore the area around an underwater volcano with the Ocean Adventures team.

 A Warmer World for Arctic Animals | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 03:25

Climate change is already affecting polar bears, walruses, belugas and arctic foxes. Find out how.

 Trash on the Spin Cycle | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 03:52

Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team sail into the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" while shooting "Voyage to Kure."

 Seal Charisma | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 01:21

Whiskers. Flippers. Big soulful eyes. Underwater acrobatics. Check out how "common seals" of Monterey Bay are anything but "common," at least when it comes to cuteness!

 It's a Shark-Eat-Shark World | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 02:32

In the wild, mating is anything but tender. Watch how one shark couple's attempt at mating leads to another shark's dinner.

 The Two-Stomached Wonder | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 03:24

If you're a sea star, a second stomach comes in handy if you're after a meal larger than your mouth. Don't miss one sea star ejecting its stomach outside its body in order to chow down.

 Squid Spawning | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 04:31

Watch scenes from a night of love and death among opalescent squid in the Channel Islands. Warning: stunning underwater footage is just a click away...

 Secrets of the Kelp Forest | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 02:53

Sea otters, urchins and kelp, oh my! Explore the delicate balance of life in an emerald forest.

 Lanai the Albatross | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: 03:39

It's hard to be a bird when your wings don't work right! Find out how the Ocean Adventures team comes to the rescue of Lanai, a fledgling albatross hatched on Kure, a remote Hawaiian island.

 Pink Dolphins of the Amazon | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 05:08

In the pink! Find out why pink dolphins of the Amazon are pink, how their sonar has evolved for conditions in the Amazon, and what they do with their ferocious teeth.

 Return to the Amazon | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 02:01

The Amazon is the most powerful of the world's rivers, and its rapid transformation will alter the global climate. Emptying into the great Atlantic Ocean, it flows through the world's largest tropical rainforest where evolution has gone wild, creating the greatest biodiversity of any area on the planet.

 Gray Whale Obstacle Course | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 03:06

Chasing clues from their birthplace in Baja California, Mexico, to their feeding grounds in the Artic Circle, Jean-Michel Cousteau's team follows gray whales to observe, document and understand the variety of natural and man-made hurdles that these creatures must overcome in order to survive. The amazing expedition unlocks seldom-seen views of tragedy and triumph along a route nearly 12,000 miles long. Watch on July 19, 2006 and find out more about their migration at:

 Sharks at Risk | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 02:01

Jean-Michel Cousteau uncovers the shocking story of the worldwide extermination of sharks and learns that sharks have more to fear from humans than we do from them. The precipitous decline of sharks, long maligned as man-eaters, could affect many other species in the food chain, as Cousteau's investigation reveals.

 Interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: 03:05

Jean-Michel Cousteau discusses the making of his exciting PBS series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.


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