Did you know that regulators used to be called “Aqua-Lungs” and that scuba diving was called “Aqua-Lunging”?
Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his partner Emilie Gagnan invented the modern regulator back in 1942. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher. The work he put into documenting this unexplored world and introducing people to it through Oscar winning movies made scuba diving a widely known sport. Due to his first hand experience of the impact humans had on marine life he became a dedicated conservationist of marine life and even in his death the Cousteau foundation works hard to protect all marine life and keep our oceans clean.
Keeping the ocean and all the beautiful animals that call it home safe is a responsibility that falls on the shoulders of all of us. Next time you throw a harmless small wrapper into the ocean presuming that it won’t really affect anything in the ocean think again.
Every little thing we do counts in the long run!