Jacques Yves Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC (French: [ʒak iv kusto]; commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française.

Cousteau described his underwater world research in a series of books, perhaps the most successful being his first book, The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure, published in 1953. Cousteau also directed films, most notably the documentary adaptation of the book, The Silent World, which won a Palme d’or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. He remained the only person to win a Palme d’Or for a documentary film, until Michael Moore won the award in 2004 for Fahrenheit 9/11.

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Qoues:
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.

The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting.

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.

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Name(s):
      Jacques Cousteau
Occupation:
      Explorer,
      Diver,
      Inventor
Birth:
      June 11th 1910,
      Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France
Death:
      June 25th 1997,
      Paris, France
Spouse:
      Francine Cousteau
      (m. 1991–1997),
      Simone Melchior
      (m. 1937–1990)


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