Monday, July 1, 2013

Cousteau grandson will try to beat undersea record

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, will attempt to spend a record 31 days living and working underwater in a bus-sized laboratory submerged in the warm, turquoise Atlantic off the Florida Keys.
If he succeeds, he will beat the 30-day underwater living record set 50 years ago in the Red Sea by his scuba-pioneering grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. "We're doing something unprecedented," said the 45-year-old who grew up on the decks of his grandfather's ships, Calypso and Alcyone. "It's the risk of discovery, it's the curiosity, it's the adventure." While submerged, Cousteau and his five-person team plan to Skype with school children in classrooms around the world. Read more:

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