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Jacques Cousteau Centennial: June 15, 2010 9:57 AM

What He Did, Why He Matters

Marking Cousteau's hundredth anniversary—five successes, one great legacy.

The late Jacques Cousteau's hundredth birthday is inspiring headlines and, Friday morning, a Google doodle— perhaps the ultimate Internet accolade.

Why is the ocean explorer such a legend? Here are five good reasons.


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From Teresa 06-15-10 June 15, 2010 9:35 AM

Been watching it too on TCM....Lots to think and do about correcting and problems on marine and oceanic systems.However a number of people both young and old don't realize how nature keeps things in balance and there is a reason for everything on this blue planet has to endure a better future for biodiversity.

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anonymous  June 15, 2010 9:20 AM

It's my honor Teresa. I am on Cousteau mode right now lol. Last week Turner Classic Movies had a twenty four hour marathon of the old Cousteau tv series and other Cousteau documentaries. I was in heaven. I can't get enough of him or his wonderful family.

What would he think about the Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe? I imagine he would be doing something to stop it and to help the poor wildlife and fish if he could.

Even though he is not with us any longer, his time on our earth is one that left behind a legacy which in a way has taken on a  life of its own. It's up to us to carry it on.

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 June 14, 2010 1:20 PM

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anonymous Happy 100 Birthday Jacques Cousteau June 13, 2010 5:06 PM

Broadcast of The Golden Fish for the 100th Anniversary of Jacques Cousteau's 100th Birthday.

On the occasion of 100th anniversary of Captain Cousteau's birth, The Cousteau Society broadcasts during 3 days Jacques Yves Cousteau's film "The Golden Fish" (with Edmond Séchan) hat won an Oscar in 1960 for Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects.


Also, more history on the great man at the link below and of course the internet is full of his work, his sons work and his grandchilderns work.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Born: June 11, 1910
Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France
Died: June 25, 1997
Paris, France

French oceanographer, inventor, photographer, explorer, and environmentalist
Jacques Cousteau was an undersea explorer, a photographer, an inventor of diving devices, and a writer. Most important was his work that he produced and wrote for television, which enlightened audiences around the world on the subjects of the ocean's natural treasures and the effects of pollution.

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