Animal Planet Personality Philippe Cousteau

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 16, 2007

Q I'm assuming Philippe Cousteau on the Animal Planet network is related to undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. Is that correct?
—Janet P., Jumbo, Okla.

Philippe Cousteau II, 27, is the grandson of the late, great French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer and researcher Jacques-Yves Cousteau. As host of various programs on cable-TV's Animal Planet channel, including the popular Ocean's Deadliest, plus a series of radio adventures for Public Radio International's weekly Living on Earth program, he's carrying on his family's name and mission to preserve the planet's natural treasures. "Water and nature will always be here," he says. "But we won't."