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June 25, 2012

Remembering Cousteau


Today marks 15 years since the death of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a name that is synonymous with the ocean. This French conservationist, diver, filmmaker, author, photographer (and the list goes on) is responsible for educating millions around the world about the wonders of the world’s oceans – and today, we want to honor that legacy and remember it.

One can’t help but wonder: if he were alive today, how would he feel about the state of the oceans he spent his entire life exploring? Would he be proud of how Europe is managing its seas?

Luckily, there are many who are continuing his fight, including his family members. Alexandra Cousteau, his granddaughter, was just recently on board our Baltic Expedition, working with our scientists to analyze the state of the Baltic Sea and its ecosystems. Here is a great video of Alexandra explaining the importance of protecting 30% of this sea. Enjoy!