Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences [Dept. of Animal Sciences]

How the Reserve Was Named

Photo: Congressman Saxton dedicates reserve.

On October 20, 1997 the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve was dedicated in honor of Jacques Y. Cousteau by Congressman H. James Saxton of New Jersey's 3rd District. Jacques Cousteau produced more than seventy films for television, films which have won numerous Emmys and other awards. Captain Cousteau had also produced three full-length theatrical feature films, and wrote, in collaboration with various co-authors, more than fifty books, published in more than a dozen languages. Captain Cousteau died June 25, 1997, at the age of 87. The Cousteau Society continues his work to protect and preserve the planet for future generations under the leadership of Francine Cousteau and Sir Peter Blake.

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