MIAMI BEACH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau
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Jacques Yves Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau directs a diving craft’s launch in the late 1950s.
Who was Jacques?
Born on June 11, 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, Jacques Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer who became one of the world’s greatest explorers, ecologists, filmmakers and scientists.
His passion was the oceans of the world and the sea life in them, and he co-developed the modern „aqualung” – the SCUBA tank and regulator – making underwater exploration accessible to scientists and the masses alike. He died on June 25, 1997.
Cousteau meets Calypso
In Malta, Jacques-Yves Cousteau discovered a former Royal Navy mine-sweeper that had been converted to a ferry and named Calypso. The ship was christened in 1942 but her first prosaic name, J-826, belied the exceptional life she would lead. To…
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