Jacques-Yves CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau
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Jacques Cousteau came from
Living DatesLiving Dates
Jacques CousteauJacques Cousteau
lived from 11lived from 11
June 1910 to 25June 1910 to 25
June 1997.June 1997.
What did he do to become famous?What did he do to become famous?
Jacques Cousteau was a naval officer, explorer,Jacques Cousteau was a naval officer, explorer,
ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist,ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist,
photographer, author and researcher.photographer, author and researcher.
Where did he explore?
• He went to the Mediterranean Sea to
explore sea creatures and the environment
of the sea.
• He dived below the Mediterranean Sea to
explore the sea creatures' underwater life.
• To let other people know, he made a large
amount of films.
During his lifetime,
received these distinctions:
Honorary Companion of the
Order of Australia.
Society's Special Gold Medal
• He co-developed the aqua-lung, pioneered marine
conservation and was a member of the Académie française.
• In 1943, they made the film Épaves (Shipwrecks): for this
occasion, they used the aqua-lung, which continued the
line of some inventions of the 19th century and of the early
20th century. When making Épaves, Cousteau could not
find the necessary blank reels of movie film, but had to buy
hundreds of small still camera film reels the same width,
intended for a make of child's camera, and cemented them
together to make long reels.
Books by Cousteau
The Silent World (1953, with Frederic
Captain Cousteaus Underwater Treasury
(1959, with James Dugan)
The Living Sea (1963, with James Dugan)
World Without Sun (1965)
The Undersea Discoveries of Jacques-Yves
Cousteau (1970–1975, 8-volumes, with
The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau
(1973–78, 21 volumes) etc.
The Silent WorldThe Silent World
World Without SunWorld Without Sun
Journey to the End ofJourney to the End of
the World (1976)the World (1976)
Cries from the DeepCries from the Deep
St. Lawrence: StairwaySt. Lawrence: Stairway
to the Sea (1982)to the Sea (1982)
1966-68 The World of Jacques-Yves
1968-76 The Undersea World of
1977-77 Oasis in space
1977-81 Cousteau’s Odyssey Series
1982-84 Cousteau’s Amazon Series
1985-91 Cousteau’s Rediscovery of the
1992-94 Cousteau’s Rediscovery of the