Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Early life
Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910 in Saint André-de-Cubzac, France. Jacques learned how to dive and swim in lake Harvey Vermont during a summer camp. His family while in France lived in a river then moved to an apartment in New York.

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Jacques had an older brother named Pierre-Antoine. There was a total of four Cousteau’s. The names of Jacques parents are Daniel Cousteau and Eugene Higgins (Cousteau). His mother was an American millionaire

Jacques-Yves Cousteau went to Collège Stanislas, Ecole Navale (French Naval Academy). As a child Jacques was sent to a boarding school.

How JYC served
Jacques was a part of the French resentence after he graduated the French Naval Academy. He was also a naval officer. He also served as a French spy during World War II for the resentence.

What is a marine biologist?
Jacques was a marine biologist or oceanographer who is a person who studies marine life and their habitats and all of the studies for Marine biology is in saltwater.

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Fun facts and achievements
The Silent word got an academy award. Jacques worked with Louie Malle and met Ronald Regan. He also physically loved touching water. In the navy he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur and the Croix de Guerre. French Navy’s research group set a record of a dive 300 feet down. He was a producer, director and chief cameraman in France when returned home from New York.

Studies and work

Jacques-Yves Cousteau designed the underwater “saucer”; it dove more than 600 feet and was able to stay submerged for 20 hours. He worked off a French island to study marine animals. Jacques-Yves Cousteau conducted short-term underwater living experiments. He is best known for the aqua lung and inventing scuba gear. His profession was an oceanographer or a marine biologist.

A Great Life Lived
At the age of 87 Jacques-Yves Cousteau died in Paris France on June 25 1997. He had two kids, one alive and one died in a plane crash.

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