The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. — Jacques Cousteau
Jacques-Yves Cousteau 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997
One hundred years ago today, Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born France. There are plenty of sources — on-line and off — to read about Captain Cousteau’s rich life and countless contributions to protecting the global ocean. Here, I’ll let Cousteau talk for himself, except to acknowledge my debt to him for inspiring a life-long love affair with the liquid world that was our first home.