French aquatic filmmaker Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, speaks at Rutgers on Feb. 25

French aquatic filmmaker Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, speaks at Rutgers on Feb. 25

Ocean activist offers free public talk blending ocean adventure and advocacy



WHAT: A free, public lecture by Fabien Cousteau titled “Documenting the Underwater World.”

WHEN:
Mon., Feb. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. PRESS AVAILABILITY at 8:20 p.m. or by arrangement.

Fabien Cousteau at Rutgers Feb. 25

Fabien Cousteau with specialized shark tank.



WHERE:
  Multipurpose Rooms A, B and C, Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901.

WHO:
Fabien Cousteau is a French aquatic filmmaker and oceanographic explorer, known for his intensive study of sharks in their natural habitat.

Other participants include:
Carnegie Foundation’s NJ CASE Professor of the Year 2010 Scott Glenn, who heads the Rutgers’ Coastal Ocean Observation Lab—COOL Room.

Writer and director of the acclaimed documentary Atlantic Crossing: A Robot’s Daring Mission Dena Seidel, director of digital storytelling at Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking.

BACKGROUND: Son of Jean-Michel Cousteau and grandson of explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau is deeply engaged in environmental and ocean advocacy in the U.S. and around the world. His films include Sharks: Mind of a Demon and the series Ocean Adventures. Cousteau is the executive director and founder of “Plant A Fish,” a non-profit that empowers communities and children to restore their local aquatic ecosystems.

Media Contact: Paula Walcott-Quintin
848-932-4204
E-mail: quintin@aesop.rutgers.edu