And so he worked with again with engineers and they tinkered and they created underwater cameras

And so he worked with again with engineers and they tinkered and they created underwater cameras

He wanted to spend more time underwater to explore this world and swim freely like a fish for the first time in history. So he worked with an engineer to invent a valve, and then he wanted to share those images with the world. And so by the 1960s, when he’d been doing this work for a couple of decades, and my father joined, they encountered a new problem that the places that they had explored in the 1940s, right after world war two, and through the fifties places in the south of France, in the Mediterranean, maybe in the red sea, they were already witnessing a terrible decline in the health of those ecosystems, you know, places where the 1940s and move old films like the silent world and my grandfather, one of his first films, you see healthy reefs and giant grouper in schools of sharks.

And so an inner problem that needed to be solved in one that I said about to help solving

You go back, you know, just look at film from the sixties and seventies. And a lot of that is already gone. And of course today, much of the Mediterranean is essentially a dead seat. And so it was my father actually in the 1960s who said to his father, you know, that this is no longer about, you know, just exploring the world and exploring the ocean. This is about protecting and conserving the ocean. And so they encountered that problem and embarked on a journey to try and solve that problem. And started making documentaries focused on conservation, became a global speaker and statesman, and, and, you know, began as, as Ted Turner, he referred to my grandfather. He was really the, in many ways, the, the father of the modern environmental movement. Continue Reading →