Four months after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Alexandra Cousteau visits the Gulf states to find friends, communities and livelihoods burdened and broken by distrust and uncertainty in the aftermath of the the largest oil spill in U.S. waters. In a region whose heart and soul can be found in the marine bounty of the Gulf's rich waters, Cousteau discovers that people are not only losing their jobs, but their way of life. "Ocean of doubt: Polluted waters, broken communities" puts a human face and a stirring voice to that story of incalculable loss.
Didn't catch last year's videos from Louisiana mentioned in this one? Catch up here:
- How farmers may hurt the fishermen (first interview with Scott St. Pierre)
- Louisiana: Downstream dead zone
about the expedition
In July 2010, Alexandra Cousteau and her international Expedition Blue Planet team departed on a 14,500-mile journey across North America to investigate global water issues "in the backyard" of one of the world’s leading economies. Living, working and exploring water stories together, Alexandra and her team will use everything from the underwater gear invented by her grandfather to the latest in satellite technology and live social media to bring the thrill of adventure and the wonders of nature to audiences across the globe.