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5 Things You Didn't Know About Jacques Cousteau

"Jacques Cousteau not only invented the aqualung, but also pioneered underwater filming and to a large extent, underwater archaeology itself. What a great legacy!" The song *Calypso* by John Denver was penned about Cousteau's boat. ~j

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Jacques Cousteau... commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, 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. He was also known as "le Commandant Cousteau" or "Captain Cousteau"

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When we return wild animals to nature, we merely return them to what is already theirs. For man cannot give wild animals freedom, they can only take it away. - Jacques Cousteau

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"The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it" — Jacques Cousteau (photo Keystone Pictures Usa/Northfoto

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Jacques Cousteau was a dachshund lover. It's amazing to think of the wonderful and mysterious things that his dachshunds, which included red smooths 'Bulle' and 'Scaphandrier,' must have experienced in their travels with their beloved human. This photo of Mr. and Mrs. Cousteau, and presumably Bulle, was taken in 1959 on board the Calypso. Dachshund love

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from GQ

Your Morning Shot: Jacques Cousteau

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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.

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