Turning a milestone in Ocean Conservation - Jean-Michel Cousteau's 75th Birthday | Ocean Futures Society | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Today I turn 75.  In the 75 years that I have been on this blue planet, I been privileged to travel to every continent and to sail every sea. I have borne witness to humanity at its finest--from the invention of the Aqualung by my father Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan in 1942, to the then-deepest dive in 1961 by Jacques Piccard and Lt. Don Walsh. With much of the world, I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969 and was awestruck by the rover Curiosity’s transmission of images from Mars in 2013.