Jacques Yves Cousteau is the original narrator of the Sea and he was born 100 years ago today in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Fance. When he was just in his 30s, Cousteau came up with the idea of using pressurized air for humans to breather underwater and eventually the Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) was born and patented as the Aqua-Lung. Lucky for us, not only was Cousteau an avid diver but he also was an enthusiastic photographer and videographer. one of the first things he did while diving was to bring the underwater natural to the world with films and pictures. We grew up passionately watching Jacques Cousteau underwater adventrures, Odyssey, which is probably why we are such enthusiastic marine aquarists today. The video above is just a short clip of the beginnings of Cousteau’s underwater adventures but more historic clips and a longer bio can be seen on Wired.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.