Jacques Cousteau was born on this day 100 years ago. Probably more than any other individual, he has helped people around the world care and learn about the world's ocean and its incredible diversity of life.
In his honor on this centennial celebration, we urge all to take action to help mitigate the ongoing crisis in the Gulf of Mexico and help prevent this type of horrific disaster from happening in the future. The Ocean Project has a new action page that provides specific information on how to help immediately, and also some suggestions for helping in the longer term.
And remember, as Captain Cousteau once said, "The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed."