208 pages, 130 colour photos & 3 maps
Based on the famed French explorer's film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the definitive guides to America's 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each instalment conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system, combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the world's oceans are provided along with an overview of several incredible underwater treasures.
Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.
Included in Explore the Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau are the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Sanctuary.
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Jean-Michel Cousteau is the author of America's Underwater Treasures, the Explore the National Marine Sanctuaries series and My Father, the Captain and is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He is a recipient of the Emmy award, the Peabody Award, the 7 d'Or, and the Cable Ace Award, and has produced more than 80 films and is the executive producer of the television show Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Sylvia A. Earle is an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, the leader of the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and a chair of Google Earth advisory council for the ocean. She is a charter member of the Ocean Futures Society Advisory Board and the former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. She lives in Oakland, California.
Maia McGuire is the Sea Grant Extension Agent for the University of Florida-Northeast Florida. She is a member of the Florida Marine Science Education Association and the National Marine Educators Association. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.