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Old 06-12-2010, 09:18 PM
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Default Jacques Yves Cousteau, 100 years Later

Yesterday would have been Jacques Yves Cousteau's 100th birthday. He brought a unique and stimulating look at the oceans to many worldwide in ways they might have never seen. More about the man and his times at:

National Geographic put together a Centinneal tribute titled:
"Jacques Cousteau Centennial: What He Did, Why He Matters"

A quote from Cousteau:
"Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history."

Jacques doing a pre-dive cig break

I can recall numerous specials, well illustrated books, even film cassettes through elementary and high school during my formative diving days. I gave a talk following after his other son, Jean Michele gave a presentation at a dive show decades back. An interesting guy but his father was a unique spokesman. John Denver seems a late comer to things but even he passed like Philipe Cousteau in a private plane crash in water. Anyway, here's to Jacques Cousteau, gone but not forgotten.

An earlier birthday party for Jacques

A special find, Le Monde du Silence Revisité(49 minutes) or the Silent World Revisited with lots of early Cousteau footage, in French.

Captain Cousteau was a prolific cinematographer. It was his chosen medium to communicate his undersea world to the rest of us. A list of his productions appears at:
A brilliant film, Epaves ("Wrecks") released in 1943 in French. Original music and many sinkings and wrecks from WWII in France.

A collection of Cousteau clips

A visit to the Manta Rays of Isla de Murjeres in the Yucatan, Mexico (French)

A slide show of a bunch of Cousteau images

The early days of USD

From: Here’s to Jacques-Yves Cousteau


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