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On August 28, at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, CA, Stratton presented the “Making Waves” Award to Jean-Michel Cousteau, Jacques Yves Cousteau’s son. He also presented awards to Celine Cousteau and Fabian Cousteau, Jean-Michel’s children.

The “Making Waves Award” honors those, who, in the words of the West Point Cadet Maxim, “risk more than others think is safe, care more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more that others think is possible.”

This year, the “Making Waves Award” went to three members of the Cousteau family. Honored were Jean-Michel Cousteau, son Fabien Cousteau and daughter Celine Cousteau, with a special tribute to patriarch and pioneering ocean adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau. Jean-Michel Cousteau discussed and signed his recently released book, “My Father, the Captain” at BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival took place this year in Monterey, CA between August 24 to 29. It is a global film festival and conservation summit for underwater filmmakers and marine researchers. A simultaneous community film festival shares the best of the film competition with the public and includes presentations from filmmakers and scientists who created them. Following the festival, a selection of winning films will tour the world, providing those who may not otherwise have access to these great films a chance to learn more about our oceans.

The goal of BLUE Ocean Film Festival is to share at all levels the latest insights on what is happening in our oceans, and to provide tangible ways people can make a difference.
The success of BLUE Ocean Film Festival’s inaugural event in SAVANNAH, June 2009, quickly established BLUE as a premier industry event for ocean filmmakers.

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