"The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it" — Jacques Cousteau (photo Keystone Pictures Usa/Northfoto

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Jacques Cousteau

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When we return wild animals to nature, we merely return them to what is already theirs. For man cannot give wild animals freedom, they can only take it away. - Jacques Cousteau

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Jacques Cousteau, 1954. This man is the reason I'm so fasinated by the seas and their creatures.

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I was OBSESSED with him as a child, and thought I was going to be an Oceanographer:) ★! Jacques-Yves Cousteau Childhood memory...

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Jacques Cousteau... commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, 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. He was also known as "le Commandant Cousteau" or "Captain Cousteau"

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Jacques Cousteau - definitely sea cucumber kind of a guy!

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