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Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Birthdate: 11. June 1910
Date of death: 25. June 1997

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, 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.

Cousteau described his underwater world research in a series of books, perhaps the most successful being his first book, The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure, published in 1953. Cousteau also directed films, most notably the documentary adaptation of the book, The Silent World, which won a Palme d'or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. He remained the only person to win a Palme d'Or for a documentary film, until Michael Moore won the award in 2004 for Fahrenheit 9/11. Wikipedia

„The sea is the universal sewer.“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Declaring the sea to be "where all kinds of pollution wind up", to the US House Committee on Science and Astronautics (28 January 1971)

„Farming as we do it is hunting, and in the sea we act like barbarians.“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Interview (17 July 1971): Cited in: Jane Goodall et al. (2005) Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating.

„The glory of nature provides evidence that God exists“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau

as quoted in The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=5JAUkrhPJQIC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false (2010), Ch. 5. Bloomsbury Publishing.

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