EXPEDITION: BLUE PLANET 

Our 100-day global interactive expedition in 2009, traveling 100,000 miles across 5 continents .

EXPEDITION: NORTH AMERICA

Our 140-day North American interactive expedition in 2010, traveling 18,000 miles across USA, Canada and Mexico. 


Death of a River: The Colorado River Delta

In this short film, Alexandra tracks the ghost of a mighty river—the iconic Colorado, that once carved out the Grand Canyon and made the deserts bloom in the American southwest. Across the Arizona-Mexico border, the Colorado ends in a saline mudflat, instead of the lush estuary that once nurtured marine life and enriched the people who lived in its flood plain. 

OUR NATION'S RIVER: A SYSTEM ON THE EDGE

The final stop on Alexandra's 17,100-mile expedition across North America brought her crew to our nation's capital. The Potomac River runs through Blue Legacy's own backyard and speaks directly to who we are and the work we do with local water keepers. The Potomac is the lifeblood of this region and a constant reminder of the challenges we face.


urban watersheds: runoff to renewal

In this short film, Alexandra explores the hidden world of water under Toronto, Canada's largest city. Through interviews, the role of rivers in our urban ecosystems is brought into sharp relief, and their vision for a healthy urban hydrosphere provides a blueprint for the future.

INDICATOR SPECIES: WINDOWS ON OUR WATER

Alabama is home to the greatest wealth of freshwater and marine biodiversity in North America. Today, as the BP oil spill continues to cast its shadow over the Gulf Coast, scientists keep a vigilant eye on species whose health reflects the condition of the larger ecosystem.


Petitcodiac: Restoring the Chocolate River

This is the story of the Petitcodiac River which was almost dead, strangled by a causeway built across its width in 1968 on the outskirts of Moncton, New Brunswick. In April 2010, for the first time in 42 years, the gates on the causeway were opened for good restoring free flow between this unique tidal river and the sea.

Into the unknown: Exploring New Mammoth Cave

Alexandra Cousteau ventures out of sight, deep into the cool world of New Mammoth Cave in Tennessee. Water can spread for miles and miles underground in the network of caves of this karst landscape making water contamination a particularly difficult thing to trace.  


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