This spring, Fabien Cousteau will try to do something that his famous grandfather never did: stay underwater for 31 straight days. Fabien will preview this scientific adventure, and share other insights and experiences, in a special Maritime Aquarium lecture.
Cousteau is a grandson of Jacques Cousteau, inventor of SCUBA gear and an inspiration to millions of ocean-lovers through his unique television shows of the 1960s & ‘70s, “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau." Growing up on the decks of his grandfather’s research vessels, Fabien Cousteau was destined to work to protect our planet’s immense and endangered marine habitats. He champions the family legacy as a third-generation ocean explorer and filmmaker.
This spring, Cousteau will lead an exploration named Mission 31 that intends to spend 31 days in Aquarius, an undersea marine habitat off the Florida Keys that is the only lab in the world of its kind. This endeavor will break new ground in ocean exploration and also coincide with the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s 30-day experiment living in an underwater lab beneath the Red Sea.
Aquarius will serve as base camp for Cousteau's team as they explore climate, pollution and overconsumption problems in the reefs outside Aquarius.
Mission 31 will broadcast the expedition on the Internet and through Skype in the Classroom, allowing the world to share in the adventure, risk and mystique of what lies beneath. Cousteau called the broadcast aspect “the most extensive far-reaching underwater classroom ever created.”
Tickets for Fabien Cousteau are $30 ($25 for Aquarium members). BUY ONLINE NOW
Dr. Botkin is a scientist who studies life from a planetary perspective, a biologist who has helped to solve major environmental issues, and a writer about nature. His work includes the development of JABOWA, the first successful computer model of an ecosystem. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Aquarium members). BUY ONLINE NOW
Principal investigator of the Narwhal Tusk Research organization, Nweeia's lecture will include some footage of documentaries completed on his work from the recent David Attenborough’s "Natural Curiosities" from the BBC, and films from NGS, and Decourvete, French Discovery. Tickets are $10 ($8 for Aquarium members). BUY ONLINE NOW
Adventurer and animal expert "Jungle Jack" Hanna is one of the most visible and respected ambassadors between the human and animal worlds. His hands-on approach and insight into the public's appreciation of wildlife have won him widespread popular acclaim as director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, conservationist, author, television personality, celebrity speaker, and lifelong adventurer. Tickets are $50 ($45 for Aquarium members). BUY ONLINE NOW
(The True Story of My Journeys with Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the Crew of Calypso) The author of "Frogmen" grew up in Connecticut. He will talk about his personal account of expeditions with legendary French explorer Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the crew of the research vessel Calypso. Richard Hyman will take us behind the scenes, inside the ship, and under the sea. Tickets are $10 ($8 for Aquarium members). BUY ONLINE NOW
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