Albert Falco

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Albert Falco
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Albert Falco in 1975
Born (1927-10-17)17 October 1927
Marseille, France
Died 21 April 2012(2012-04-21) (aged 84)
Marseille, France
Nationality French
Occupation Underwater SCUBA Diver
Title former Chief Diver and Captain of Calypso

Albert Falco (17 October 1927 – 21 April 2012)[1] was a French scuba diving veteran and champion of underwater conservation. He was one of the longest-serving diving companions of Jacques Cousteau, Chief Diver, and later Captain of the RV Calypso.[2] He lived in France and was active in preserving aquatic ecosystems.[3][4] He played several leading roles on Cousteau's films, like The Silent World (1956), World Without Sun (1964) and Voyage to the Edge of the World (1976).

Falco was also on the Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a non-profit ocean conservation organization.[5]

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  1. ^ "Albert Falco a rejoint le monde du silence". provence-alpes. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  2. ^ "The Crew". Cousteau Organization. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Albert Falco" (in French). France: UW UNLIMITED Press Agency. Retrieved July 29, 2010. Former captain of the Calypso, Albert Falco now focuses on the protection of the Massif des Calanques of Marseille and the archipelago of Riou and establishment of marine reserves. At 75, he still dives and monitors the damage caused by pollution in the ecologically impoverished waters of his childhood, which were, only several decades ago, teeming with large and charismatic sea creatures. 
  4. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9229653/Albert-Falco.html
  5. ^ Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (2012). "Board of Advisors". Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

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