Commandant Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau


(11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997)


Species : sea animals


Country : France


 Jacques-Yves 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. His work includes more than 120 television documentaries, more than 50 books, and an environmental protection foundation with 300,000 members.

The famous oceanologist has made a strange experiment in 1986. Not far from Djibouti, near the El-Kharab detroit, in the Koubé area, Cousteau and his crew immerged a shark cage containing the body of a camel. When they haul it, the cage was totally crushed. According to unverified rumours, Cousteau has made a film of the creature but it was of bad quality and he might have said that humanity was not ready to assimilate the discovery.

Cousteau died on 25 June 1997. The Cousteau Society and its French counterpart, l’Équipe Cousteau, both of which Jacques-Yves Cousteau founded, are still active today. The Society is currently attempting to turn the original Calypso into a museum and it is raising funds to build a successor vessel, the Calypso II.