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It is called Calypso. 1956 & 1964 Wins Academy Awards for best documentaries for his films The Silent World (1956) and World Without Sun (1964). 1966 Stars in an hour-long TV special The World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. 1968 Begins production of the TV series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. 1973 Creates the Cousteau Society. 1991 Marries Francine Triplet. 1997, June 25 Cousteau dies in Paris, France. 28 Above: Jacques Cousteau stands on the deck of his refurbished vessel Calypso in 1986.
Its invention in 1943 lets divers spend long periods of time underwater. CALYPSO The famous vessel that traveled all over the world conducting research and carrying Jacques Cousteau as he filmed his documentaries. COUSTEAU SOCIETY An organization, started by Jacques Cousteau, that educates and advocates for marine ecosystems and the oceans. FRENCH RESISTANCE Networks of French citizens during World War II that fought back against the German occupation of France. OCEANOGRAPHY The scientific study of the oceans.
REGULATOR A device that allows a diver to breathe from a scuba tank. Because compressed air inside a scuba tank is at extremely high pressure, the regulator is needed to “regulate” the pressure and allow the diver to breathe safely. SCUBA Equipment that allows divers to breathe underwater without a hose attached to the surface or other air supply. SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. 30 Above: Jacques Cousteau was famous for his iconic red knit watch cap. It was commonly worn by sailors and divers to stay warm.