Updated: Mar 13
Jacques Cousteau,who was born June 11, 1910 in Bordeaux, France, was a not only a filmmaker who made tons of incredibly famous documentaries and movies but also a French Naval officer and oceanographer during World War 2. He spent his life exploring the ocean, finding shipwrecks, making documentaries, and advocating on why we should care about our impact on the ocean. One of his most famous documentaries was "The Silent World" in 1956. He died on June 25, 1997.
Jacques Cousteau has been a long time inspiration of mine as he was incredibly ahead of his time in advocating for the ocean and its coral reefs. He advocated long before the general public knew of the harmful impact we humans have in the ocean and that is what makes him incredibly spectacular in the eye of the ocean conservation community.