Francine Cousteau

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Francine Triplet Cousteau is the current president of the non-profit organization Cousteau Society, and is the widow of oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. She is the mother of Jacques Cousteau's third and fourth children, Diane and Pierre-Yves.

After Jacques Cousteau's death, Francine became involved in legal battles with family members regarding Captain Cousteau's financial and spiritual legacies,[1] as well as the salvage and use of RV Calypso.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Hawaiian project splitting Cousteau family", UPI NewsTrack, United Press International, 2006-10-25, retrieved 4 December 2018
  2. ^ A family at war: Cousteau and the battle for his legacy, The Independent, 1 March, 2006
  3. ^ Mazori, Daniel (2008-12-01), "The Calypso reborn: more than a decade ago, my husband Jacques and I resolved to restore his original research ship. This year, the goal we set is finally within reach.(Eco Talk with FRANCINE COUSTEAU)(Brief article)", Natural Health, Weider Publications LLC, 39 (1): 97(1), ISSN 1067-9588
  4. ^ "Francine Cousteau, Wife of Jacques Cousteau, To Headline Official Opening Events for Carnival Corp.'s Rebuilt Puerta Maya Cruise Center in Cozumel Oct. 21-22", Science Letter, NewsRX: 3324, 2008-11-04, ISSN 1538-9111

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