Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Did You Know? Today Is Jacques Cousteau’s Birthday June 11


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Jacques Cousteau Circa 1970s

Blog Post by Booomer54 Mark

Jacques Cousteau Quote

(Jacques Cousteau June 11, 1910 –June 25, 1997)

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Jacques Cousteau, French
undersea explorer (1910)? Jacques-Yves Cousteau is perhaps the
most well-known modern scuba diver and undersea explorer. He
brought the world of undersea diving within the capabilities
of ordinary people by inventing (with Emile Gagnan) the
aqualung in 1942. He was also active in the movement to
safeguard the oceans from pollution.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If
you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to
the world by playing your role in the concert.”

– Jacques Yves Cousteau

We boomers remember watching those National Geographic Specials on tv in the 60s, 70s, and 80s featuring Jacques Cousteau.

Why does this ocean explorer leave such a legacy? Here are five good reasons from National Geographic.

1. Jacques Cousteau pioneered scuba gear.

2. Cousteau’s underwater documentaries brought a new world to viewers.

3. Cousteau pioneered underwater base camps.

4. Cousteau helped restrict commercial whaling.

5. Cousteau helped stop underwater dumping of nuclear waste.

Jacques Cousteau Legacy Endures

If Cousteau were alive today, he would probably be saddened by how little has been done to address pollution, overfishing, and other threats to the world’s oceans, said Bill Eichbaum, vice president of marine and Arctic policy at World Wildlife Fund (WWF), an international conservation organization.

About the author: Boomer54 Mark is the publisher and senior editor of Baby Boomer Talk Online. He likes to be helpful to other boomers sharing useful information he gleans from the web. He attempts to go through life being positive and spreads this to the boomer world via email with inspirational quotes and videos. He is living in America’s finest city, San Diego, with his wife, The Red Headed Trip , and his two Boxer Dogs, Gabe and Luke.

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