Friday, June 11, 2010

World marks marine pioneer Jacques Cousteau's 100th birthday

Ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, who captured the earliest images of life deep beneath the sea, would have turned 100 years old June 11.

Sailing around the world on his iconic ship Calypso, Cousteau captivated audiences as he explored the unknown ocean and inspired future generations of ocean explorers.

Although Cousteau died in 1997, the anniversary of his birth attracted worldwide attention and served as a reminded the importance of protecting our world’s oceans—an especially important message in the wake of the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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