Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures

Jean-Michel and his acclaimed diving teams explore a thrilling array of natural phenomena hundreds of feet beneath the ocean's surface.

Latest Episodes


Mon, 1 December 2008 12:00:00 PST

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


Mon, 27 October 2008 5:00:00 PST

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

Mon, 22 September 2008 5:00:00 PST

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

Trash on the Spin Cycle

Fri, 19 September 2008 5:00:00 PST

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

Seal Charisma

Wed, 27 August 2008 5:00:00 PST

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

Thurs, 17 July 2008 5:00:00 PST

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

Thurs, 19 June 2008 10:00:00 PST

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

Thurs, 5 June 2008 15:00:00 PST

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

Wed, 7 May 2008 16:00:00 PST

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

Lanai the Albatross

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 15:00:00 PST

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

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 18:00:00 PST

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

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 18:00:00 PST

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

Mon, 17 Jul 2006 14:00:00 EST

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

Thu, 6 Jul 2006 09:00:00 EST

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

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:00:00 EST

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

Voyage to Kure

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:00:00 EST

In this pioneering exploration, the Ocean Adventures team sets sail to the Northwestern Hawaiian Island archipelago, the most remote island group in the world. There, they discover diverse wildlife populations above and below the sea and investigate these species' fight against extinction and the devastating effects of pollution, mining, fishing and development.