Day 96: Jacques Cousteau

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

-Jacques Cousteau

When and where did they live?  He was born Jun 11th, 1910 in France, and died Jun 25th, 1997 in France.

What are they the father of? Why is he famous? He is the father of SCUBA. He was a famous oceanographer, who invented the first underwater breathing apparatus. He and his family made over 80 films about ocean exploration, in addition to many books. The Beatles song “Yellow-Submarine” may have been inspired by his family.

How many children did they have?  Did they follow in their father’s footsteps? He had four children, including two sons, Philippe and Jean-Michel, who accompanied their father on many of his ocean voyages.  Phillippe ended up dying in a seaplane accident, but his brother survived to continue his father’s cause of ocean exploration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Cousteau

http://people.howstuffworks.com/10-famous-fathers.htm#page=6

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