Friday, June 11, 2010

Centenary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s Birth

Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910 – June 25, 1997) was a French naval officer, oceanographer, marine biologist and ocean explorer, known for his extensive underseas investigations. He was co-inventor of the aqualung which made SCUBA diving possible (1943).

Cousteau the developed the Conshelf series of manned habitats, the Diving Saucer, a process of underwater television and numerous other platforms and specialized instruments of ocean science. In 1945 he founded the French Navy's Undersea Research Group. He modified a WWII wooden hull minesweeper into the research vessel Calypso, in 1950. From Today In Science History

Here’s salute to the great man with a showcase of covers from our favorite undersea adventure series:

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