Hidden Secrets of Jacques Cousteau, Notorious Ocean Explorer

Jacques Cousteau was a French filmmaker, conservationist, scientist, and much more. He is best known for his exploration and innovation under the sea, but there’s a lot you might not know about the marine man. Read on to find out the man behind the iconic ideas and scientific secrets…

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Jacques was born to Daniel and Elisabeth Cousteau on June 11th, 1910 in Saint André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France. He had only one brother, Pierre-Antoine. Both learned English at a young age.


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The More You Know

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  • The stars and flashes of light you see when you rub your eyes are called "phosphenes."
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