Happy Birthday, Jacques Cousteau

If Cousteau were alive today, he would be 100.

http://www.cousteau.org/news/anniversary

Cousteau spoke out about indiscriminate dumping of waste in the oceans – endangering the planet – years before it became a popular cause.  Wonder what Jacques would be ringing out about the terrible situation caused by the BP oil spill?!

The inventor of the aqua lung, Cousteau longed to have gills, but managed to stay underwater most of the time anyway.  His son immortalized him in My Father, The Captain, and Cousteau himself was prolific in his writings about the sea – over 50 books and over 120 documentaries.

Happy Birthday, Jacques!  And “thanks for the fish”…

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One Response to Happy Birthday, Jacques Cousteau

  1. Shea says:

    His son was on PBS News Hour earlier this week looking and sounding like his father. Video at:

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/jan-june10/cousteau_06-08.html

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