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Jacques Coustean The country of France has contributed many brilliant cultural figures over their nation’s history. There is a long and complicated history of rulers, musicians, artists, and philosophers. But what name was the first to come to mind when I began to search for an artist from my ancestor’s country of origin? None other than Jacques Cousteau, the red-knit-cap-wearing, fishy-loving filmmaker who pioneered underwater photography. Through the use of documentary, Cousteau brought up
a red and green dragon. It was basking in the sunlight. It heeded the explorer no attention, finding his presence an inadequate reason to move. This is the encounter that inspired Jacques Cousteau’s adventure into the Archipelago and underwater depths of the Galapagos Islands (Cousteau and Diolé). Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on the French Island of St. Andre-De-Cubzac, on June 11, 1910. He was a sickly child. Diagnosed with Enteritis, the inflammation of his intestines, he was confined to his
In June, French President Jacques Chirac revealed that nuclear tests would be conducted in the Pacific at the Mururoa coral atoll. These tests, Chirac, stated, would consist of eight nuclear explosions in a tunnel 1,800 to 3,000 feet below Mururoa beginning in September up until May 96. Chirac declares that these tests are necessary for computer simulation in the future. France has been bombarded with criticism, not only from environmental activists, but also from political standpoints. Japan and
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Discovery What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on. – Jacques Yves Cousteau. Never before has Cousteau been so right. Until recently, it seemed humanity had discovered all it could about its habitat. However in 1996, when European ERS-1 satellite focused on the Antarctic shelf, it depicted Lake Vostok, a subglacial lake the size of Lake Ontario, completely isolated by a two mile sheet of ice for at least 14
and distortion of moving parts while the parts of the machine are being used (the machine is running). Edgerton was also involved in ocean research. He took a few photographic journeys with his good friend Jacques Cousteau. Cousteau gave Edgerton the nickname “Papa Flash.” Jacques Cousteau, at celebration for the life of Edgerton, said; “He (Edgerton) was the only human being I ever met that met life with as much enthusiasm…He was a perpetual dreamer.
few items. Over the next decade, it is predicted that its size will double. Right now it is approximately 30 meters deep and every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. According to Fabien Cousteau, grandson to the undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, this enormous garbage swirl also affects sea birds, turtles and beluga whales—can't speak for themselves. "They get caught in these nets, or they swallow some of these bottle caps," Fabien says. "Killer whales, which
Bottle Rocket was a twelve minute black and white short that Anderson and the Wilson brothers made not long after they graduated from university. It was quite the success, appearing at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival, it ultimately lead Anderson and the Wilson brothers to Columbia Pictures where they made their first feature film. The film, based on the short was a criminal comedy about three friends determined to pull off major heists and living on the run. Bottle Rocket (1996) introduces us to
Scuba Diving “People have been diving ever since primitive man was forced to collect food from the sea,” says HawaiiScubaDiving.com (“History of Scuba Diving”, HawaiiScubaDiving.com Internet). Man has always been curious about the underwater world and has sought to explore it. This drove man to come up with new ways to extend his reach into the underwater world and to make the trip less difficult. Over time underwater exploration has been made easier due to man’s passion for exploring a fascinating