One on One
Philippe Cousteau
The environmental advocate and marine conservationist talks about his fascination for the ocean.
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2010 13:10 GMT

The legacy of his family name made it clear to Philippe Cousteau Jr. from a young age that he would always be linked to the sea.

He learned to swim before he could walk and since then has become a relentless steward of the undersea world.

It was almost inevitable that the ocean explorations by his grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, would shape his destiny.

But as he says: "It takes more than a birth certificate to be a Cousteau."

Born in the US and educated in Europe, Philippe Cousteau travels worldwide speaking to youth about marine conservation through the non-profit organisation EarthEcho International, which he co-founded with his sister.

His widely-watched documentaries and television programmes continue to educate communities about protecting the oceans. 

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