Philippe Cousteau


Philippe Cousteau

Philippe Cousteau (30 December 1940 - 28 June 1979) was a French oceanographer, the second son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Simone Cousteau.

Born in Toulon, Philipp Cousteau first dived with an aqua-lung in 1945. He was a professional diver since he was 7 years old. A brave pilot and a witness of the advance of science in the art of diving and underwater adventure, he grew up traveling the whole world and getting in touch with different languages and cultures.

In February 1967 Cousteau accompanied his father on the "RV Calypso "for an expedition to film the sharks of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. As well as being the lead photographer for the expedition, Philippe also chronicled his experiences in the 1970 publication "Shark: Splendid Savage of the Sea".

He died in 1979 in a PBY Catalina flying boat crash in the Tagus river near Lisbon.

His children Alexandra Cousteau (born on March 21, 1976) and Philippe Cousteau Jr. (born on January 20, 1980, after Philippe's death) continue the family work in oceanography as the Co-Founders of EarthEcho International.

External links

* [http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n49/milwatch/vlcsnap-1344703-1.pngPhoto of Philippe Cousteau] at the controls of N101CS.
* [http://www.lesmala.net/plongee/philrolex.jpgPhoto of Philippe Cousteau and his father Jacques Cousteau.]
* [http://zingo.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/philippe_cousteau_opt.jpgPhoto of Philippe Cousteau.]
* [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://cansonet.free.fr/Utilisateurs/Cousteau/body_cousteau.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://cansonet.free.fr/Utilisateurs/Cousteau/body_cousteau.html%26num%3D20%26hl%3Den%26newwindow%3D1%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den Cousteau Society PBY-6A Catalina] as piloted by Philippe Cousteau.
* [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19790628-0 Official Aircraft Accident Description] N101CS, Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina, 28 June 1979.
* [http://www.cdnn.info/industry/i030303/i030303.html CDNN- The Cousteau Wars.]


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