Cousteau Jacques Yves

Cous·teau

 (ko͞o-stō′), Jacques Yves 1910-1997.
French underwater explorer, film producer, and author who helped invent the Aqua-Lung (1943) and later developed underwater laboratories.

Cous·teau

(ko͞o-stō′), Jacques Yves 1910-1997.
French underwater explorer, film producer, and author. Cousteau invented scuba equipment, structures that permit humans to live underwater for prolonged periods of time, and a small submarine known as a diving saucer. He made three feature films and several television series about marine life and later in his career became increasingly involved in biological research and marine conservation.