Join us for World Ocean Day 2010 by celebrating the 100th anniversary of Jacques Cousteau’s birth. It’s no exaggeration to say that Captain Cousteau inspired millions of us to learn more about our ocean planet and some of us to make exploring it our life’s work.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (11 June 1910 to 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 commonly known as "le Commandant Cousteau" or "Captain Cousteau".