For Céline Cousteau, adventure is in her blood. She is, after all, a third generation explorer. She's also the granddaughter of legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and started exploring the world in childhood. Since then, there's been no stopping her.
The Antikythera shipwreck — source of the famous ancient clockwork Antikythera Mechanism — has remained shockingly unexplored in the 100 years or so that we've known about it. In fact, other than a visit by Jacques Cousteau in 1970s, there hadn't been any official, scientific excavations until last year. Turns out, there's a lot of [...]
The mountain gorillas had Dian Fossey. The coral reefs had Jacques Cousteau. They were researchers who had a job to do and ended up sharing their fascination for endangered wildlife with the world. And the world paid attention. Today,...Show More Summary
Sure, you could use an ROV to feel like a regular Jacques Cousteau (or James Cameron, for that matter), but nothing beats the real deal: a personal submarine. UK department store Harrods used its Technology Showcase 2.0 event to highlight...Show More Summary
On a visit to the nearby Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge, I stopped to read the signage about America’s “Conservation Leaders” and was surprised to see Frederick Law Olmsted right there, with Audubon, Thoreau, Jacques Cousteau and Morris Udall. The sign described his work pioneering Yosemite Valley before it became a park, and many other parks, [...]
“People will protect what they love, and they love what they know,” says robotics engineer Eduardo Labarca, paraphrasing Jacques Cousteau. That’s why he and his team at Mountain View, California-based 9th Sense Robotics want to start up an online marine exploration project known as AcquatiCo. Show More Summary
The other day when we were looking at Dead Sexy Guys, we realized that Jacques Cousteau — in addition to being an absolute sea life genius — was actually a pretty stylish gentleman. After all, he inspired the costuming in “The Life Aquatic” and he was able to carry off wearing a red knit cap [...]
Google Earth is now offering virtual panoramic dives of living reefs. The underwater locations include the Great Barrier Reef, the Molokini Crater, and the Apo Island marine reserve.
Dogs hate having things on their feet, be those things socks, boots, shoes or, as was most likely the case with Jacques Cousteau's dog, flippers. Unfortunately for dogs, their unwilling shoe-wearing adventures are funny, and some dog owners can't help but shod and subsequently exploit their unlucky companions. Show More Summary
Jacques Cousteau, who visited Cocos numerous times, proclaimed it "the most beautiful island in the world." Visit it if you dare, knowing that you will never see the ocean the same way again.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, the oceanographer and environmentalist, and the son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, will host four sailing trips on the luxury liner Paul Gauguin in 2013. Aboard the one-to-two-week voyages, Mr. Cousteau will offer a series of lectures about his work exploring the world’s oceans, and he will also...
Using an iPad to control your music system? Been there, done that. Using an iPad to control a submersible that also records underwater video in 1080p? Oh, the possibilities. Aquabotix is giving Jacques Cousteau wannabes the ability to...Show More Summary
Do you, like Jack Donaghy, keep a negative of a photo of Jacques Cousteau in your safe and harbor secret fantasies of becoming a Student Argonaut? Then you’ll definitely appreciate this series of images snapped by Russian diver and amateur photographer Alexander Semenov of the White Sea Biological Station. “Many marine species can’t be photographed [...]
The CONSHELF experiments did not lead to Cousteau's hinted "exploitation of the sea," but they do continue to stir the imagination for anyone who has wondered what it must be like to live under the waves.
Director James Cameron successfully completed a 6.8-mile-deep dive to the most remote region of the ocean Sunday and was shown emerging from his submarine in a small knit cap. Jacques Cousteau’s red knit cap was a signature part of his look, which was aped by Bill Murray and his crew in the movie The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Why do underwater explorers wear skullcaps?
He directed "The Abyss" and "Titanic."Why the obsession with the bottom of the ocean? “The Jacques Cousteau shows actually got me very excited about the fact that there’s an alien world here on Earth,” he said. “I might not go to an alien world on a spaceship someday — that seemed pretty unlikely. Show More Summary
While it?s easy for a property to excel at land or sea, visitors to Fiji soon learn that the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort manages to do both. Founded by the son of diver Jacques Cousteau, this eco-luxury resort on the island of Vanua Levu makes the most of the secluded coastline and neighbouring barrier [...]Show More Summary
Jacques Cousteau’s 100th anniversary is an opportunity to come together and reflect on the future of Planet Ocean. Ocean Inspiration is a time to reconnect with our creative and intellectual capacity, and together move forward to positively impact our future. Explorers, dancers, scientists, artists, musicians, filmmakers, family and friends will come together in this once [...]
Barrons.com had a chance to catch up with Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of the late aquatic pioneer Jacques Cousteau and the public face of one of this year’s more unusual ETF launches: a sustainable-investment fund whose fees include donations to charity. The AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF is expected to trade under the ticker GIVE some [...]
Over dinner on R.V. Calypso while anchored on the lee side of Glover's Reef in Belize, Jacques Cousteau told Phil Dustan that he suspected humans were having a negative impact on coral reefs. Dustan—a young ocean ecologist who had worked in the lush coral reefs of the Caribbean and Sinai Peninsula—found this difficult to believe. It was December 1974. read more