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Today is the 100th birthday of Jacques Cousteau
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Jacques-Yves Cousteau, inventor of the aqualung
, noted conservationist
, filmmaker and television documentarian
, was born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France in 1910. He died at the age of 87 in 1997.
His lifelong work of studying the oceans and the life it contains is continued by his children and grandchildren, who have been vocal
about the catastrophe
in the Gulf of Mexico. His famed research vessel, the Calypso
, was sunk accidentally in Singapore shortly before his death, but is now being restored and will be re-launched in 2011 at the conclusion of the centennial year.