"I've always said, if you protect the ocean, you protect yourself," says Cousteau. The son of Jacques Cousteau travels to the most extreme locations on Earth, combining science with storytelling, to reveal how the ocean is connected with our own lives.
His "Ocean Adventures" series and killer whale documentary brings to light the threats to sea life because of human activity, and ways we can protect these important creatures.
Jean-Michel Cousteau is a French explorer, environmentalist, educator, film producer, the first son of ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and is the father of Fabien Cousteau and Celine Cousteau.
Killer whale (Orcinus orca).Miami SeaquariumA species (Orcinus orca) of toothed whale found in all seas from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Largest of the dolphins, the male may be 30 ft (9 m) long and weigh over 10,000 lbs (4,500 kg). The killer whale is black, with white on the underparts, above each eye, and on each flank. The snout is blunt, and the strong jaws have 4050 large, sharp, conical teeth. Killer whales live in groups of a few to about 50 individuals. They feed on fishes, cephalopods, penguins, and marine mammals; though they are fierce predators of seals and even other whales, there is no recorded instance of a killer whale attacking a human. They are often kept in captivity and trained as performers in marine shows.
One should look closer at Jean Michel's comments about fish farming. He says it's "absurd" to farm a carnivore like salmon and we should aim toward not transporting salmon by air and also striving to sell it fresh. (he neglects to mention that globally, salmon farming only uses 20% of the world's fish meal - the rest is used by chickens, pigs, other fish species, dogs and cats)
Hmmmm, but he actively promotes Alaska salmon - he pretends they're wild. 1 in 3 Alaska salmon are grown for human consumption (that's farming) by hatchery raising and releasing into the ocean to compete for food. They call it salmon ranching. 90% of Alaska salmon is flown into the US and sold 'previously frozen'.
Seems like a double standard here. So, there can only be two reasons for this. He hasn't done his homework and doesn't know what he's talking about or he is paid to slander one industry and promote another. Either choice means this Cousteau ain't credible like the last one.