A special curve known as a hypsometricor hypsographic, curve can be drawn that portrays how the surface area of Earth is distributed with elevation and depth. This curve has been drawn to represent the total Earth and all of its oceans; likewise, curves can be constructed for each individual ocean and sea. The highest point on land, Mount Everest 8, metres [29, feet]and the deepest point in the ocean, located in the Mariana Trench 11, metres [36, feet]mark the upper and lower limits of the curve, respectively.
Over the years, however, he became increasingly aware of a deterioration in the ocean quality and a reduction in the abundance of marine life. Because of his knowledge of the immediate danger to mankind, Cousteau created The Cousteau Society in September The organization is dedicated to the protection and improvement of life.
The non-profit, membership-supported organization with more thanmembers, principally in the United States. Jacques Cousteau was born in St. Fromhe was part of numerous campaigns in the Far East aboard the cruiser Primauguet.
Inhe began experimenting with various prototypes of breathing apparatus, and inhe and Emile Gagnan conceived and built the Aqua-Lung.
InCaptain Cousteau acquired Calypso, a minesweeper and transformed it into an oceanographic vessel. Inhe was elected Director of the Muse Ocanographique of Monaco and retired from the Navy with a rank of Captain.
He resigned as Director of the Muse Ocanographique in after thirty-one years of service. In collaboration with ocean engineer Jean Mollard, he designed a diving saucer, a revolutionary round, highly maneuverable submarine, capable of diving to meters with two passengers to observe and film the depths and even take samples.
Inwith Professor Lucien Malavard and Bertrand Charrier, Cousteau studied new wind-propulsion systems for ships.
Construction of the wind-propulsion cylinder, the Turbosail TM system, took place in Moulin Vent, an experimental ship equipped with the turbosail system, was launched in The system was refined during the next two years with construction, launching and ocean trial of a two-turbosail system on the experimental ship Alcyone, designed by a French naval architect Andr Mauric.
Lawrence, Amazon and Mississippi. To increase environmental knowledge and awareness, Cousteau teams produced television films have been shown throughout the world.
Inteams aboard Calypso and Alcyone began a circumnavigation of the earth in a five-year Rediscovery of the World expedition to take a fresh look at the planet. Four hours of television programs were produced each year from "Rediscovery" voyages.
Jacques Cousteau produced over seventy films for television and won numerous Emmy and other awards. He also produced three full-length feature films: Captain Cousteau wrote in collaboration with various co-authors, more than fifty books, published worldwide in more than a dozen languages.As demonstrated by researchers from the University of Aberdeen who went to conceivably the most removed place on the planet yet still found traces of chemical pollutants in creatures living miles below the ocean surface, the scientists presented evidence of both PCB’s and another class of toxic chemical called polybrominated diphenyl ethers .
Simone Cousteau was the first female aquanaut, but history has better remembered her explorer husband Jacques. Jacques-Yves Cousteau, born in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac, France, on June 11, , explored the depths of the ocean and educated the world on what Jacques Cousteau developed, with Émile Gagnan, the first aqualung in Jacques Cousteau in his iconic red cap.
Credit: The Cousteau Society Ever since "The Silent World" hit movie screens around the world in , Jacques Cousteau ( – ) and his red cap have.
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