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Jacques Yves Cousteau t shirt by Lee Frangiamore

£ 29.00

Jacques Cousteau, 11 June 1910 - 25 June 1997, is most famous for introducing the world to Oceanography from his boat The Calypso. All that we see in modern nature documentaries is influenced by Cousteau. That was the visible part of his innovation, he was also the co developer of the modern aqua lung and particularly the demand valve. He was similarly first to observe echo location in cetaceans. This at a time when sonar would have been considered top secret by the world’s navies. He was a man who enhanced the world’s understanding of itself.

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