"Let's change the World !! Let's make the world a better place for all of us…and for many generations to come. My goal is to help others and change the world for the better." Nicolas Bulostin/Aqualise.
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."- Ryunosuke Satoro.
“It is the worst of times but it is the best of times because we still have a chance.” - Sylvia A Earle
The ocean is the source of all life. With every drop we drink and
every breath we take, we are connected to the ocean no matter where on Earth we live.
The ocean makes life on Earth possible, and it needs our help. Most people don't realize the long list of benefits the ocean provides us, nor how much we are connected and dependent on it.
The oceans are facing threats from many sides. Learn about the issues — Whale slaughter , shark finning, dolphin slaughter, dolphins kept in captivity, pollution, overfishing, pollution of the ocean by plastic and trash, marine habitat destruction, ocean acidification, sea temperature rise and global warming chief among them — and the possible solutions.
Actions must be taken to address these problems in order for the ocean to recover and become healthy once again.
We must protect our oceans before it is too late! Please watch this inspiring video that explain the issues that concern us:
Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish:
that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.
Tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau:
"The reason I love the sea I cannot explain — it’s physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It’s a liberation of your weight" ~ Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
• Jacques-Yves Cousteau's exploration inspired people to care about the ocean. He inspired millions to look at the planet as they never had before.
• Cousteau's legacy includes more than 120 television documentaries, more than 50 books, and an environmental protection foundation with 300,000 members.
• The Silent World (French: Le Monde du silence) is a 1956 French documentary film co-directed by the famed French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and a young Louis Malle. The film was shot aboard the ship Calypso. Cousteau and his team of divers shot 25 kilometers of film over two years in the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, of which 2.5 kilometers were included in the finished documentary. The Silent World was the first of Cousteau's two documentary films to win an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the other being World Without Sun in 1964. The film also won the Palme d'Or award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
• Merci au Commandant Cousteau pour m'avoir fait connaitre le merveilleux monde sous-marin. Merci mille fois pour le bonheur et l'émerveillement que vous nous avez apporté. Vous resterez à jamais gravé dans nos mémoires.
• Thank you Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
• Please watch the videos below:
Biography: (Beautiful words by Pascale Zurbuchen).
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau , was a French naval officer, explorer, oceanographer, author, photographer, environmentalist and inventor of diving devices.
Born June 11, 1910 in Saint André de Cubzac, a small town in South West France, he co-developed the aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française.
Instantly recognizable by his red cap and gaunt silhouette, visionary, he was also known as « le Commandant Cousteau ». Aboard his oceanographic vessel , the converted minesweeper Calypso, he explored, studied and filmed the sea and all forms of life in water. Cousteau had the ability to captivate audiences with the unknown ocean, inspired future generations of ocean explorers and encouraged people to care about the ocean.
Jacques Cousteau died June 25, 1997 in Paris. He inspired millions to look at the planet as they never had before.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, un ardent défenseur de l’environnement:
Pionnier de la recherche océanographique et visionnaire, Jacques-Yves Cousteau est né le 11 juin 1910 à Saint André de Cubzac, petite ville dans le sud-ouest de la France.
Il a familiarisé le grand public avec le monde de la mer et ses mystères. Consacrant sa vie au monde sous-marin il a été officier de la marine française, océanographe, plongeur, essayiste, producteur de films, écologiste et inventeur.
En 1950, le commandant Cousteau transforme la Calypso, un ancien dragueur de mines de la Royal Navy, en navire océanographique. C'est le début d’une grande aventure qui le conduira dans toutes les eaux du monde pour explorer et filmer la planète bleue.
Il a définitivement rejoint le monde du silence le 25 juin 1997 à Paris. Il restera dans nos mémoires comme un explorateur passionné et un océanographe engagé, toujours reconnaissable à son visage buriné et à son bonnet rouge.
"My music is also a tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau who inspired me to learn more about the aquatic environment, to love the ocean and its richness". - Nicolas Bulostin/Aqualise.
You can listen to Aqualise here: Aqualise music player
Welcome to our page Films to “SEA”
A collection of some great films related to the sea and our planet.
To view the list of the films please click here or on the photos below :
Une collection des meilleurs films en relation avec la mer et notre planète. Pour accéder à la liste des films, veuillez cliquer ici ou sur les photos ci-après :
Welcome to our two albums "Think about the future"….
A collection of the most beautiful pictures of the underwater world.
Descriptions under the photos explain more about the subject and the issues that
To view the photos please follow the links below :
Special thanks to our photographer friends from around the world for their contribution to those photo albums.
Copyright in theses images remains with the photographer and may not be used commercially without permission.
Think about the future!
LET’S SHOUT IT OUT LOUD!!
Each of us can make a difference in our own way…in our own fields!!
In this section you’ll find a few banners and videos that show the terrible threats our oceans and their habitants are facing…
Be part of the solution! Please share our banners and videos with others and help spreading awareness! Thank you.
This MUST be shown!! Stop Killing Sharks!! Stop shark finning!! If our SHARKS die out, we will follow!
Say no to shark fin soup and save these magnificent creatures!
Sharks belong in the ocean NOT in soup! They are far too important to the delicate balance of precious ocean ecosystems.
It is incredibly irresponsible of us to barbrically overfish & consume them all the way to their extinction!
We are killing them faster than they can reproduce!
Wake Up World! Look Around You! Save These Gentle Giants!
Chasse à la baleine: Il est temps d'arrêter le massacre !
Cetaceans are incredibly intelligent beings. We must make the dream a reality!
To dream the impossible dream...all whales live happy and free in the Deep blue Ocean!
The oceans are facing threaths from many sides. Whaling, dolphin slaugther, shark finning, pollution by plasctic and trash...to name just a few...
It is time for the world to open their eyes and notice that this Earth is not what what it should be.
It is our life source, and we are dimming the light of hope in saving it!
Against Racial Discrimination!
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."- Ryunosuke Satoro.
This is such an important issue that I wanted to make a statement on my website.
I am shocked and disgusted at the racist comments against the Japanese. I do not support any of these comments and anybody on my networks who makes such remarks will be removed and barred – in fact better still, do it yourself!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people at this terrible time.
Aqualise aims to stop the killing of dolphins, sharks and whales through awareness. Whilst we do not support the actions of whalers, shark-finning, dolphins kept in captivity and animal slaughter, we do not HATE an entire NATION because of the actions of those who do.
• The following is an explanation (Facebook, 11/03/2011 to 13/03/2011):
I have had to remove more than 40 racist comments and bar 30 people in the past 48 hours with posts on Aqualise including these: "Karma", “Japanese murderers”, “Japanese should all die”, “It’s payback time”, “They bloody deserved it” etc....!!
I am in favour of freedom of speech, but I do not tolerate racists, and I will not be associated in any way with people who are.
Anybody who does not agree need no longer associate themselves with Aqualise.
To join Aqualise on Facebook, please click here: Join US!
"The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said" ~ Anonymous.