The undersea world of Jacques-Yves Cousteau in Oceanographic museum in Monaco will reveal the mystery of underwater life for you. The Oceanographic Museum of Jacques-Yves Cousteau is located in the monumental building erected right on the rocks at the sea.

Museum was open in 1911. Idea of establishing such a museum belongs to Prince Albert I, who admired the sea and was a member of the Academy of Sciences, founder of Paris Institute of Oceanography. He also provided exhibits from his expeditions to the museum.

Aquarium of the museum includes 80 sections and uses the water from the Mediterranean sea. A separate exhibition is devoted to the skeletons of the sea mammals, wales, etc. Some of these exhibits were extracted by Albert I.

Jacques Yves Cousteau reveled the mystery of underwater life for millions of people using the power of television. He was passionate about diving and film making. First undersea films were made during the Second World War.

In 1950 Jacques Yves Cousteau bought former US mine sweeper, Calypso. It was changed for laboratory needs and now this name is closely associated with Jacques Yves Cousteau and his achievements.

It is thanks to him the amazing beauty of undersea life was revealed for millions of people. In 1966 his first TV special was released to large audience. The undersea world of Jacques-Yves Cousteau was one of the most popular series for several years, broadcasted by ABC.

The film is about 6 ocean researches, who were on expedition for 27 days.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau invested a lot of efforts to help saving the worlds oceans from pollution. He initiated creation of Cousteau Society the aim of which is to collect funds for the explorations around the world.

Jacques Yves Cousteau won a lot of awards, wrote number of books, and was the director of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco until 1988.

Photo Gallery of Undersea world of Jacques-Yves Cousteau in Oceanographic Museum

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