Summary of the Documentaries
By 18 meters of funds: Subject Fréderic Dumas “DIDI” It will be Cousteau who will hold the camera, he will film his friend Dumas spirit to prepare to leave to underwater hunting. The catches of underwater sights will show them evolving in the fauna and the flora of Médittérrannée. Will appear also Mr. Léon Vêche and STRAY Galerne: In this film, the 3 Mousquemer visit the wreck of Dalton, Tozeur, of the Mars, of Iéna and well of other. Of new outputs of underwater hunting are filmed
. LANDSCAPE OF SILENCE: In this small film, the mousquemers gave up their harpoon guns to make us discover the true landscapes of the Mediterranean.
A DIVING OF THE RUBY: Promotional film for the submarines. It is highlighted the techniques of engagements, of shooting of torpedes, launching asdic and rescue of its crew at a shallow depth. Off the Tunisian coasts: The first part of this documentary makes us discover the first steps of underwater archaeology on the ancient Roman wreck of Mahidia which was discovered in 1908 by Alfred Merlin. The continuation of the film makes us discover the animals of this area and the fishing season with tunas. 1st colour film: Agfacolor
Dolphins and Cetacea: This documentary is carried out with disparate sequences made by means of a camera fixed at the stem of Elie Mounier at the time of the countryside of the Bathyscaphe in 1948.
Seals of the Sahara: This 9 minute old documentary, N ous makes discover a group of seals Monks met on the beaches of the sand of Mauritania in 1948 of the epopee of the bathyscaphe
Around a reef:
This documentary is turned in water of Cape Verde and Mauritania in 1948 before Cousteau becomes what it was. This 14 minute old small film made it possible to make discover the tropical marine animal-life of these areas.
Notebook of plunged: This film is the first that Cousteau and these friends turned color completely. It makes us live an immersion in crystalline water of the Mediterranean.
It accepted the technical large-price of Cannes in 1951
STATION 307: Film showing the techniques and the methods put in works for underwater research in archaeology, film in black and white
CAPE CALYPSO IN THE SOUTH: This film is a small piece of pure happiness, one there découvreune slice of life at the time of the tour of
Calypso in water of Aldabra. This film is found integrated in that of the world of silence.
Landscapes of Silence: This documentary is certainly the film of Cousteau who precedes are commitment for the sea. In this small film, it puts his friends in action such of the hikers that only the beauty of the places inspires. It shows organic-diversitée Mediterranean and fact in kind of not equipping its actors with their traditional rifles pit-saws. It is certainly the 1st film for the time which does not show drive out-under-marine. Its present practically all members of the GRS.
Fontaine de Vaucluse: This documentary of 1955 in black and 14 minute white and one lasted was certainly one of the very first films carried out by the scenario writer Louis Malle. This documentary recalls the research carried out by the plungers of the OFRS in this cavity naturalness which plunges until more than -74 meters.
Resurgence of Blackcurrant and Port-Miou: This second short-measuring is carried out with average the techniques and financial of the OFRS. He does not belong to the official filmatography of Cousteau. He reports also a diving in the entrails of the ground.
The absorbed galley: Documentary carried out in 1956. This colour film was carried out with scenes of large-Congloué and votyage of
Calypso at sea Red and with Seychelles. This small documentary highlights scenes of underwater archaeological research.
It accepted the GOLD NEPTUME to the festival of thirty
Window under the sea: This small documentary summarizes the capture of tropical fishes for the museum of Monaco.
The world of silence: Is the first film dedicated to the underwater world. The commander Cousteau and his team surf on board Calypso in order to make us discover the wealths of the sea. We will be for the first time in direct contact with JOJO the grouper. We will accompany via our small screen the plungers out of aqualung.
History of a goldfish: Left poetry filmed like Jean of the Fountain. One sees there a young boy who gains a goldfish that it report at his place. It it déposeavec its jar dimensioned cage of its canaries. A fantastic history is followed from there which is finished well. The famished cat, gives the goldfish which had just failed itself on the dresser in its jar instead of devouring it because he was tenderized after having listened to the sad song whistled by the canaries become friendly with goldfish.
This small film obtein a price in Cannes
1 Oscar in Hollywood in 1959.
Underwater troikas: In this doicumentaire one sees exclusively the troikas evolving and taking stereotyped pit of Port-Ricco by -8000 meters. the troikas are equipped with the flaschs of professor Harold Edgerton
The plunging saucer: This small documentary is exclusively devoted to construction and the realization then with the setting in oeuvrfe of saucer SP350
Algae of Alboran: This film makes discover for the first time an underwater fôtret of laminar giants or abounds the sea life.
Albert 1st This documentary carried out by JYC is made reels of film turned by Prince Albert 1st of Monaco at the time of this travel oceanaugraphic on its ship Princesse Alice.
A captured dolphin: In this documentary one sees for one of the first time the capture of a dolphin for the Museum of Monaco, one discovers there the suicide of some of these captured Cetacea, one sees there with a certain relief the handing-over in freedom of those still alive.
Bells; Troikas and saucers: in this film, Jacques Ertaud makes discover with the spectators all the modern means and precursors which use the scientists in order to découvir and update all the mysteries of the abisses.
Plungers: this film is made to make it possible to the lecturers at the time of one evening to make discover has these guests the diving out of aqualung with all the possibility that it offers.
Pre continent 3: The adventure pre continent 3 recalls the epopee of 6 men who in the years 1964 1965 tested the need to show with the whole world that the life under the sea was not any more one idea utopian. After the success of the first two attempts to less important depths, the 6 men of Calypso will immerse themselves for 3 weeks in the Mediterranean to create a base there and to work there with the sight of the future oil missions which arise.
The world without sun: In 1963, ordering it Cousteau and his men go on the continental shelf of the Red Sea to carry out a mission there on the aquatic life. This documentary is the continuation pre continent 3. In this one, it makes us by the research made on the underwater medium with the scientists who are also accompanied by oceanauts of Cousteau. During a diving in saucer with Falco, Cousteau makes us discover the life by-300 meters.
Sharks: During its tour at sea red, the men of Calypso launch out on the study of the sharks. Will they try to understand how does function this marvellous hunter? The plungers will concentrate on the study of its hearing, of its sight as of its behavior at the time of its attack. At the time of one of their divings, the men of Calypso will meet a shark whale, monster peaceful de13 meters length which will overlap Raymond Coll a few moments. They will become acquainted also with a grouper of 125 kilo which elected residence in the wreck of a ship.
The coral jungle: Then quela Calypso sails in clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the latter makes stopover in the islands Maldives. These plungers will be immersed in the mediums of these corals to the warm colors and gleaming. They will study the animals as well as fauna which live in this area.
The destiny of the turtles: On the small island of Europa in the south of the Indian Ocean, the men of Calypso directed by Philippe Cousteau observe the turtles, their manners, their loves and their difficult births in the middle of this hostile world.
Whales and cachalots: Then quela Calypso surfs in the Indian Ocean, the team of Cousteau locates a bench of rorquals, the plungers launch out at once to water to their meeting. During their tour in this water, they will benefit from it to plunge in the middle of these Léviathans equipped with an intelligence and an extreme softness for the microbes which we are, us them human, in their fields.
The unexpected trip of Pépito and Christobal: The team of Calypso tries to tame two wild seals named Pépito and Christobal in order to accustom them to the human presence and to also check a scientific theory concerning manners and the sociable behavior of these animals.
The absorbed treasure: The cyclones of the Caribbean Sea made sink a good amount of ships many centuries since. The team of Calypso launches out in search of galleon Spanish “Our lady of the design” and her treasure disappeared in 1641 on the money bench.
The legend of the lake Titicaca: It is à3810 meter altitudes which the men of Calypso will go, more exactly on the banks of the Lake Titicaca, in the Andes cordillera. They will meet the people of reeds there the “Urus”. Equipped with their aqualung, they will explore the funds of the lake in search of a gold chain which is one of the parts integral of an INCA legend. In these muddy funds, they will find some potteries there as well as a race of giant clamping plates which by no means have the ability not to need to join surface to breathe.
Whales of the desert: It is in warm waters and not
very deep of low California, with the limit with the border of Mexico which Calypso returns visit to the gray whales which come to put low or to couple itself before taking again their tour of almost
5,000 miles in the direction of the Arctic Ocean. It is accompanied by Professeur Ted Walker that the men of Calypso will study manners of these Cetacea. They will discover a young whale-calf failed
on one of the lagoons. Already strongly dehydrated and wounded by the birds, all will be to try to save the young person Jonas. Nothing nor made.
The night of squids: In the Pacific Ocean on April 2nd, 1969, whereas the men of Calypso are spirit to revise equipment on the bridge. Here is that their ship is encircled by thousands to rather see million squids which gather around its hull attracted by these projectors, to perpetuate the cycle of the life. In the middle of this orgy and of vice, alarming of anything else to only reproduce, squids concern not of the presence in the middle of them of the plungers and the saucer of Calypso nor even of the sharks that the announcement of a gargantuan feast makes go up deeper recesses of the ocean.
The return of the sea elephants: Calypso goes to the accesses of the Guadalupe island in the Pacific Ocean to meet there and there film these enormous mastodons: sea elephants.
Practically all massacred at last century, it is on this island that they come to reproduce and put low. In spite of a very long gestation (350 days) and a mortality of a third of new born during the first year of its existence, the number of the sea elephants does not cease growing what makes it possible to be delighted for the future by this species.
Alive sea: Benefitting from a serious damage on Calypso, the commander Cousteau benefits from it to wonder about
even and on the utility of its work as on the value of its research on the sea. In this documentary, JYC makes us rediscover the sea under-all these aspects as well as the life of these men on board Calypso. In these comments, the beginning is felt of what will become an ecology movement for the safe guard of the oceans and our planet. This documentary is carried out with already existing supports of films.
The tragedy of red salmons: Then queLa Calypso starts its tour in ice-cold waters of Alaska, a team of these men go on the Kodiac island to meet there the famous plantigrade of the same name “the Kodiac bear”. Plungers of Calypso will benefit from it to film the people of the salmons which go up the rivers for going to reproduce and die on the place of their birth, in the lake Fraser. In this documentary, you will attend the bridal tour and truffle of obstacles like with the bridal parade of these salmons.
The lagoon of the lost ships: Volcanic island of Carolines, in
the middle of the Pacific. At the time of the Second World War, the US army will inflict the most terrible Japanese naval defeat. It sent by the bottom, 30 Japanese ships and transformed the lagoon
of Truk into true naval and marine cemetery. Nearly 50 years later, Calypso and its men dip back in these terrible moments or the madness of the men reaches certainly his paroxysm.
Dragons of Galapagos: In the archipelago of Galapagos, located in the Pacific, Calypso follows the traces of Darwin. The men of Calypso leave to the meeting these miniature dinosaurs which are the iguanas navy. In spite of their feeling reluctant and threatening pace, the plungers will be caught affection for these animals. They will film them night and day on ground as in the sea.
Absorbed caves: In crystalline and hot water of Honduras Britanic and the Bahamas, Calypso launches out to the conquest of these famous blue holes of Belize.
While plunging in the middle of these geological anomalies, the plungers of Calypso discover meanders of caves there, galleries, ploughed up cupolas as well as vaults constellated with stalactites. one of them, broken, lying at the bottom of one of the caves will have gone back and offered to the museum of Florida.
Fate of the sea otters: Off the coasts of California
and Alaska, the species, sea otters in the process of disappearance live in drills of Kelps” giant algae”. Calypso goes to their bedside to testify to the importance to preserve this admirable and
Last sirens: It is in the channels and mangrove swamps of Florida, that JYC and its men leave to the meeting the manatee “marine cow” that the former browsers had baptized “siren”. They will go up the channels of Blue Springs, as well as the river Saint-John to find these sirens there grazing the grassy funds of these sources of warm waters. They will take part in the handing-over in freedom of a manatee in the area of Crystal River. This animal, had been mislaid in the sewers of the city in 1970. It was called Sam the sewerman; 13 month plustard after its rescue and a time of reaclimatation, found the freedom and the hyacinths of water.
Octopuses small octopuses: For the realization of this documentary, JYC will use the catches of sights of several missions. One of them will carry out Calypso in the Mediterranean, not far from Port-Cross-country race and of Corsica to meet octopuses of the Mediterranean there. Thereafter, Calypso goes to Monterey, to California, where, accompanied by biologists, it will send these plungers to meet the giant octopus. The scientists as well as the men of JYC will study the mechanisms of the behavior and the coupling of these strange animals to the bad reputation.
Song of the dolphins: Through this concealing documentary of the catches of sight carried out in Gibraltar, like with the Canaries, the men of Calypso tried to understand and decipher the behavior and the language of the dolphins in their natural environment. It is in Mauritania that they will film a fishing party where the man and the wild dolphin join to capture more a large number of fishes, each one on their side but together.
500 million years under the sea: Then queLa Calypso surfs in warm
waters of the Pacific, with the accesses of New Caledonia, Cousteau launches a study on the misdeeds of the mining pollution of the area on the underwater funds formerly so exuberant of life and
colors. The plungers will be immersed in these sad funds where reign the sea-snakes most poisonous as well as the nautile, true fossil living unchanged since the era of the dinosaurs.
Hippo! Hippo! With the lake tanganyika, in Zambia, the paradise threatened of the hippopotamuses is. The team of Calypso will study their behavior while trying to approach closest to these animals by the means of a stratagem worthy of the greatest camouflages than the cinema world can create.
The smile of the Morse: In ice-cold waters of the Bering Strait, the plungers of Calypso go to the meeting of the Morses which they will film during their migration towards the polar circle and also Alaska. It will be for Calypso the occasion to discover and mix with people of eskimos. On the Gambell island, except the received assistances of the United States, the eskimos do not have survives to them that hunting the Morses
The whale which sings: Off Bermuda, in the Atlantic Ocean, the plungers of Calypso succeeded in seizing the fins of the white whales and being made tractor draw by these mastodons of the seas. These futile and useless games passed, they launched out in an acoustic mission which consisted in recording all the sounds emitted by the whales during their migration.
Ice and fire: Off the Ushuaia island, Calypso sails towards the funeral destiny of the one of these members. After having crossed the passage of Drake, having visited the island of King George and a cemetery of whaler, it is on the volcanic island of disappointment that the tragedy occurs
who costed the life of Michel Laval. It is the house fools some which Calypso repatriates the body of his her friend.
Flight of the penguin: Then queLa Calypso crosses in
fresh water of the peninsula of Micrometer caliper, the Commander Cousteau and its men will study the behavior, the sound principle of communication of the penguins. They will attend the bridal
parades of these strange birds, like with the blossoming of their single egg. It is with the accesses of the Lavoisier island that the plungers of Calypso will film for the first time the penguins
Adelie under water.
Life under an ocean of ice: Calypso poursuit its road in the Antarctic where the Commander Cousteau is inserted in the depths frozen on a tour of a world getting a move on of life and a splendour hitherto ignored.
Blizzard with Espéranza: During its mission in the Antarctic, Calypso penetrates in bay of Esperanza. It meets there a troop of otaries with fur and penguins. These men will plunge in the middle same of an iceberg. Whereas these men turn over on his board, time changes brutally, a block of ice comes to run up against the back of the ship, breaking a propeller shaft to him.
Meeting with Doctor Lewis, shipwrecked man since 2 months in the Antarctic.
Suddenly a storm forces rises, Calypso is covered with ice until reaching a precarious threshold of stability. After 3 days and 3 nights of blizzard, Calypso escorted by the Chilean ship “Yelcho”, finds calm water and without danger to its return voyage.
Life at the end of the world: 450 years after Magellan, Calypso moves towards the most extreme point of South America (Argentinian) to study any animal life there. Calypso is equipped for this mission with its helicopter and of its new satellite radar provides by NASA. They will make there marvellous meetings with many Cetacea. The plungers will carry out sound recordings there, at the time of their divings in the middle of these mountains of flesh and sensitivity. This film is a recombining of the 4 films carried out at the time of the mission in the Antarctic by Calypso, one discovers there with stupor and emotion the death of Michel Laval.
The winter of the beavers: Where as the beavers become in certain undesirable areas of Canada, the office of the forests the capture and
slackening much more north of their places of capture. Philippe Cousteau accompanied by some men of Calypso will spend their time during the winter studying manners of the beavers like their ways of
building their stoppings and dwellings. The men of Calypso will adopt 2 young orphan beavers accompanied by their Foster she-cat
The insane ones of the coral: Off Corsica, Calypso becomes acquainted with one of the last corailleurs Toussaint Recco. This last plunges by close de90 basic meters without practically any security. This last will make discovered in Albert Falco, the back of the decoration and will make it possible to the men of Cousteau to film the negotiations with these Italian purchasers. It is at the time of one of these major divings that Raymond Coll was victim of an accident of decompression fortunately without gravity
The sharks sleepers of Yucatan: The commander Cousteau and Calypso visit sharks which live with deepest underwater caves. This discovery put at evil the preconceived idea that the sharks would drown if they any more had not suddenly swum. This major unusual meeting proves that the animal life under the sea still abounds in mystery.
Blows of wings under the sea: With the accesses of the island Isabella to 25 km of the coasts of Mexico JYC decides to launch a forwarding consisting in studying the lifestyle and of cohabitation of the birds of sea. To carry out this beginning of mission, some of these men embark on board the seaplane Catalina Calypso 2 of his son Philippe Cousteau. On the spot, they will study there, them insane with feet blue, the seagulls of Hermann, the frigates and well of others. They will be immersed in the cool waters and brewed which surround this tiny island.
In the middle of the reefs of the Caribbean: It is in the middle of the reefs of the Caribbean Sea along the north coast of Jamaica, under a bright sun that Calypso comes after multiple precautions to be anchored to coral potatos as sharp as of the razor blades. The men of Calypso are there to study the life, death, the evolution of this old coral reef of hardly 10 million years.
The fish which swallowed Jonas: With broad of the peninsula of Yucatan, in limit of the Contoy island, Calypso is in full gathering in love
with giant groupers which, the remainder of the year, are being a solitary and sedentary fish, not supporting any with these congeneric. The cinematographic team of Calypso will film the parade in
love with these groupers. For better studying the cycle of their reproduction, 2 specimens, “Romeo and Juliette”, will be caught, put out of aquarium on board Calypso, then, the recorded data,
slackened in the sea.
The walk of lobsters: Off the Contoy island, in the Caribbean, Calypso waits impatiently until the great tour of lobsters starts. Once a year and invariably at the same period, come of which does not know or, of the thousands of lobsters gather and sudden, with the tail leu-leu, start a travel towards the unknown. There Calypso will be the first to film this strange phenomenon without being able to bring an explanation truly.
Egnime of Britanic: The mystery remains since nearly 60 years on the real causes of the disappearance of the Britanic steamer on November 21st, 1916 whereas it raised the colors of the Hospital ship, this English steamer, twin brother of Titanic disappeared at sea Egée with the accesses from the strait of Messine.La Calypso equipped with its sonars finds the wreck of this giant of the seas. Calypso will accommodate on its board one of the surviving last of this shipwreck: Mrs Sheila Marbeth Mitchell. The men of Cousteau will try to elucidate the mystery which surrounds it: was it undermined or torpedoed by a German submarine UBoat?
Spoils of Pergame saved of water: It is in sea waters Egée, accompanied by researchers and erudite Greek queLa Calypso launches out in search of a wreck of Roman galley which sank one century before Jesus-Christ. It is in front of the coasts of the island of Anticythère that JYC found it. Under the cupola of the Greek government, Calypso starts its underwater archaeological building site.
In search of Atlantis 1 and 2: Where as the mystery of Atlantis remains, whether everyone wonders or could be this island, JYC is dipped back in the writings of Plato and so much of others.
Atlantis, island confabulates old 9000 years, located at broad of the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar).
For possibly finding it, Calypso leaves to its research to the Mediterranean, with broad of the Peak, of Spira, not very far from the strait of Messine. The plungers will study the vestiges of several Minoan ships, then they will make fuller knowledge with Caldera of the Santorin volcano which at the time of its eruption would largely have could start a tsunami.
SEA RISKS: The documentary carried out just after the disappearance of Philippe Cousteau leads us to the exploration of several wrecks of ships. It will transport us to Martinique accompanied by Michel Métérie who will make us discover the wrecks of the ships which sank at the time of cataclysms volcanic which deleted coast the town of ST Pierre.
Clipperton: In the middle of the Pacific Ocean with miles kilometers in the south-west of Acapulco, the French atoll of Clipperton is. This atoll is only in the world with being to constitute only fresh water. The men of Calypso go to the site and will study there fauna and the flora as well as the history of most tumultuous of this French enclave. Many years later, Doctor Jean louis Etienne helped several other scientists will resume the studies of this atoll.
Hot blood in the sea: This documentary is dedicated in memory of Philippe Cousteau. This film recalls the course of certain mammals which, there is more than 45 million years turned over to the sea. In the presence of cd. Lawrence Barnes, JYC is collected on a skeleton of the ancestor of the whale. The men of Calypso will benefit from the presence of all these marine mammals such as the dolphin to study for the first time their system of echolocation in their natural environment.
- Amazon objective: shake-low on Calypso
- With the country of the miles rivers
- The magic river
- Shade reducing: Indians of the Amazon
- The river of gold
- Snowstorm on the Amazon
- Message of a lost world
Calypso divides its men into several teams. It will be explored by the men of Cousteau of the mouth where on March 28th, the greatest massacre occurs until its birth. The men of Calypso will go up all these affluents, will discover its fauna and its flora. They will meet the last natives there. They will discover the goldmines or other exploitations with size more than human. JM Cousteau will discover the obscure coast of the Amazon (drug trafficking). At the end of the day, Cousteau will put the question of the existence of the Amazon forest and his river.
The MISSISSIPPI: At the time of his tour of 1984 and 1985 on
the Mississippi, the Commander Cousteau will carry out 3 documentaries entitled:
- the team Cousteau in the Mississippi
- A recalcitrant ally: the Mississippi
- combined or adversary
Calypso begins in the mythical river which is the Mississippi. With its crew, the ship of Cousteau will study fauna the flora, pollution and the modifications which the man brought to him. This adventure will be carried out jointly by two teams. One of it directed by J Mr. Cousteau will go to nearly 3750 km of the mouth of the river where trouvela Calypso. They will plunge in the ice-cold waters of the lake which give rise to the Mississippi. Before the departure of Calypso, a group of Jazzman of New-Orleans gives a concert on the bridge before Calypso as a welcome and of good luck.
Alcyone girl of the wind: In this documentary, the commander Cousteau invites you to follow it at the time of his inaugural tour of its first ship to turbot veils: the windmill. it will also make you understand from where this original idea came to him who consists in using the force of the wind by concentrating it in a metal cylinder. Thereafter, we will arrive on board his genuine ship of oceanographical research propelled by this turbot veils Alcyone.
Haiti, the water of sorrow: Calypso accosts with Port with rinses. These men visit the city and the museums pointing out the revolt of the slaves against the Napoleonean army. After a diving on its continental shelf, the plungers discover a true desert of liquid where reign an exuberance of gorgons, sponges and other flora marvellous. On the island, deforestation excessively, the fishing season without any control and the increase in population plunges the latter in misery. It does not remain to him any more that to be turned over towards Vaudoux and its blessed cascade.
Cuba, water of the destiny: Calypso, for the first
time of its life, to accost in Cuba. Contrary to Haiti, this water is limpid and abound in exotic fishes, plants and the most resplendent corals. JYC meets president Fidel Castro and will discuss
with him the environment as well as policy the island. Calypso will receive the exceptional authorization to visit the American prohibited island of Guantalamo.
Cape Horn: water of the destiny: First mission for Alcyone, the revolutionary ship of the Commander Cousteau launches out on a tour of the end of the ground of fire. Area where the ocean is terrifying of violence.
The heritage of Cortez: On board Alcyone, the team Cousteau discovers the sea of Cortez more commonly called “Gulf of California”. She owes her name to the famous browser Spanish conquistador.
Marquise Islands, mountains of the sea: Calypso met the course on the Marquesas Islands after its discovery enchanter of Tahiti. With the Marchionesses, the men of Cousteau will discover the daily newspaper of these inhabitants as well as the marvellous landscapes but with how much wild which inspired the painter Gauguin as well as the singer Brel. Island where these two great men rest solemnly.
Islands of the strait, water of the discord: The men of Cousteau are off California to some cables of the eight islands curiously isolated from the continent of North America. It is Chanel Islands, also known under the name of islands of the strait. A scientist mixes currents hot and cold is at the origin of a very varied fauna and a true forest of giant algae. In this very prolific watery jungle, the plungers of Alcyone crossed benches of small fishes like a gray whale, an shark-angel carpet on the bottom, of lobsters, a line torpedoes, etc But this fertile water is threatened today by the fishermen. A fight began between those which want to exploit the wealth of the islands in an outrageous way and those which wish to protect the species which live in this environment such as the sea otters which are in the process of disappearance.
Islands of the strait, with the approach of a crowd: On board Alcyone, J Mr. Cousteau and these compagnns visits underwater funds of the islands of the strait located off California of the south. This area where the massacre of the seals excelled became a true sanctuary for all the kinds of marine animals such as: seals, otters, sea elephants, fishes garibaldis. Inside the islands, the autochtones launch out in a hunting of regulation towards the cattle imported by the sailors at the time of their long tour to discover the world.
Tahiti, water of fire: Calypso entame its travel in marvellous water on a tour of the fauna and of the exuberant flora of French
Polynesia. In the shade of breadfruit trees (uru) and coconuts, Calypso goes on the very disputed atoll of Mururoa. It will have the privilege, accompanied by Professeur Jean-Marie Martin, to make
taking away right after an atomic shooting. On another side, JYC finds his/her old friend, Paul-Emile Victor, to discuss the future of Polynesia.
Sharks of the island to the treasure: Off the Central America, north of the Archipelago of Galapagos, is the island Coconut, known to have inspired the English writer Louis Stevenson for his novel “the island with the treasure”. But, today, it is for very another reason queLa Calypso drops its anchor there. In these green funds, where come to take refuge a good amount of benches of fishes but as all kinds of sharks to nourish itself as the fishermen of Costa Rica decimate for their ailerons.
Islands of Reine Charlotte, with the country of the alive totems:
In the North-West of the Pacific, Calypso leaves to the discovery and the meeting the largest octopus ever observed thus that the mysterious fish wolf. It is in cool waters and fertile of the American coast of peaceful north, in British Columbia, that we involves the team of the commander Cousteau. Before heading for this labyrinth of islands of North, the team makes stopover with Maui where it meets a couple of researchers which, for 10 years, has studied the phenomenon of reproduction of the humpback whales and whose route remains mysterious. This is why the team will watch for their arrival with the country of the totems. Here we discover the conflicts which oppose the Indian tribes to the loggers come for the exploitation from wood and especially from the giant cedar. Maisla British Columbia and Canada decided to make region a national park prohibiting the practice of the bûcheronnage forever.
The pink and the dragon: The men of Calypso film the wild and abrupt coasts Zealand News which the first Polynesian colonists named the country of the long white cloud.
Zealand news, with the country of a long white cloud: Calypso and these men leave to the meeting the people Maori after having obtained a discussion with the Prime Minister néozélandais David Lange. JYC will discuss with him the problems the fishing season. The plungers will become acquainted with the fish elephant.
Fishing season and redemption: Calypso part to discover the Archipelagoes néozélandais volcanic Island of White Island in the Islands Auckland, more in the south.
Australia, ultimate coral reef: The Commander Cousteau on board Calypso leaves on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef located west of Australia. He there will plunge and discover that this wonder of the world is threatened by the human activity today.
Borneo, the spectrum of the tortoise: The island of Sipadan, in the Indonesian archipelago of Cébères, is, according to the legend, protected by giant octopuses. Eager to note by themselves, the men of Calypso do not fail to immerse themselves with their research, at this point in time they discover a true marine cemetery where lie of the skeletons of many tortoises.
The twilight of the hunter of Alaska: On board Alcyone, the men of Cousteau head for the sea of Behring. They will study there manners and the habits of these people which only depend to survive of this sea already very wounded. In contact with these eskimos, of these aléoutes or Indians, they will leave to hunting to the right whale like to that the seals. They will discuss with these nomads the sea the quotas which are imposed to them by the governments that they do not recognize.
Convicts of the sea: In Thailand, as well in the sea of Adaman as in the Gulf of Siam, the men of Cousteau discover the water overexploited by multitudes of small fishermen. In an almost empty sea, some of interval are constrained to make live or rather survive their family, to take foolish chances while plunging with equipment of most rudimentary. In these seas, the exploitation of tin sullies surface with a brownish mud until on the beaches. The extraction is carried out by equipment which aspires the sea-bed. but, in addition to this modern exploitation and from most polluting, from the plunger poor go down in apnea to collect invaluable metal in a simple bucket. The film finishes on images a little more optimistic and encouraging. At the Burmese border, the team of JYC could film the bridal dance as well as the coupling of squids.
Borneo, the drill without ground: The plungers of Calypso go in spite of the damage generated by the fishing season to the explosive to discover some sites of plunged still intact virgins of all damage. It is with the accesses of Borneo that they will discover these corners of paradise
The machine to go up time: This documentary reports a mission of Calypso in water of New Guinea New Guinea. The plungers of Calypso will have the privilege to be immersed in unexplored underwater extents until this days and preserved human pollution.
The river of the men crocodiles: The men of the team
Cousteau carry out one to go up river sépuk. They will meet there an exuberant flora under a climate of monsoon. They will admire authentic jewels of the primitive art and will be able to mix with
the last true “crocodile dundée”. These descendants of natives still drive out in a traditional way the crocodile it be-have-to say to naked hands.
New Guinea, the heart of fire: In hardly a generation, right in the middle of the war of the Pacific, the inhabitants of certain islands of New Guinea new Guinea found themselves to plunge right in the middle of 20 century. They passed from the Stone Age to that of the space conquest under a flood of bombs. The plungers of Calypso which surrounds these islands, will be dipped back through their incursions under crystalline water in a world of chaos and tragedies which the war can generate and end up being clearings by the nature which takes again these rights.
Adaman, invisible islands: The team of Calypso explores the islands andaman in the Bay of Bengal where far from the civilisation some aboriginals as well as a marine animal-life of a great wealth live.
Australia, west of end of the world: It is on On the west side that Alcyone will be anchored in the middle of a coral reef where a fauna and an extraordinary flora thrive. JM Cousteau crosses groupers of close de50 kg as well as alarming spectres in full bridal parade. He will visit a lobster fisherman then towards the coastal town of Broome where reign another source of wealth: the pearl-bearing oyster. Before leaving these coasts, rich person of images, the men of Cousteau will visit Dugongs, the marine mammals rarest of planet.
Scandal has Valdéz, anatomy of an accident: To the announcement of the dramatic oil accident “bay Exxon Valdez” of prince Willians, to the south of Alaska, JYC goes on the spot. The coasts will be polluted on nearly 2,000 kms. Million birds, fishes and marine mammals will die at the time of this shipwreck of March 24th, 1989. On the spot, the men of Calypso will examine the means put in work to fight against this oil slick, its impact on its environment like on fauna and the flora of this area of Alaska.
Lilliput in the Antarctic: JYC take along 6 different children of origin in forwarding in the Antarctic where it makes them discover a fauna and a flora which survive under the most extreme conditions
Australia, people of the desiccated sea: The men of the alcyone launches out on a tour of desiccated vestiges of a sea which existed 350 million year
ago on the current ground of Australia. They will go on what was the seabed of this stretch of water that the tectonic movements of the earth's crust raised up to the current level where it is.
People of fire and water: Alcyone and its team join the park of Kakadu, north of Australia. It is one of the richest nature reserves of the world, where the most dangerous crocodiles are found, and of strange birds. Some reach until à7 meters and can weigh more than one ton. Sedentaries, these reptiles carnivorous live in the zones of mangrove swamps in seaside, in the coastal rivers or the marshes. Lords of the marshes during nearly 200 million years, they, are protected since 1971 from the hunters and the leather dealers.
Orchards of the hell: The plungers of Calypso as well as the scientists on his board go interested in Krakatoa, the most famous Indonesian volcano responsible for a memorable catastrophe at the 19 century.
Sumatra, the heart of the sea: Calypso is interested in several Indonesian islands of which Pulo Panjang in the shape of heart and with Sumatra where the pope Jean Paul 2 is then on a journey.
Australia, treasures of the sea: It is with Alcyone that JM Cousteau and his men will sail with the accesses of the northwest coasts of Australia. they will meet there men who the vicissitude of the life force to go to plunge in water which their does not belong to the risk to be found out the law. The men of Alcyone will explore strange water whose life and flora do not resemble anything else. JM Cousteau will visit a factory which work gives lustre to it of certain shell.
Tasmanie, an island wakes up: The men of Calypso leave on a tour of this island celebrates in spite of it. It is there that the last Devil disappeared from Tasmanie (mammalian) endemic race of this island. The plungers and the scientists of Calypso will meet there a good amount of animals as well as the snake-tiger, true predatory for the chicks Petrels.
The large white shark: It is on board Alcyone that the men of Cousteau will try to demystify the reputation of this famous shark. The reputation of man-eaters was propagated only with the publication of the film “the teeth of the sea”. Accompanied by Australian plungers and researchers, Alcyone immerses in the kingdom of the large white with on its board the draughtsman Dominique Sérafini.
Nauru, small island or planet: Then quela Calypso sails in water enchanters of the Pacific it decides on a stopover. Its point of mooring will be the atoll of Nauru. These plungers and these scientists will draw up without shame the history which led this small island to destruction due to its on exploitation of these phosphate layers by cupidity human being.
Dreamed of Charlemagne
cries of the river
Overflows of the river
At the time of these 4 documentaries, we follow the men of Calypso in their tour on the Danube. They will explore it its source in black forest to its delta in the Black Sea. They will film in turn the castles, the mosques, the cathedrals as well as the locks and stoppings which mark out it. They will be made the ambassadors of this river to inform people of the position risks which it incurs.
The secret society of the Cetacea, in the intimacy of the whales:
The men of Calypso leave to the meeting the Cetacea, being complex and intelligent, very difficult to approach and try to decipher the language and the behaviors of them.
Mekong, the gift of water n°1: It is on a traditional ship of Asia of South-west that Jean-Michel knife and these men decide to go up one of the 10 larger rivers of the world: Mekong
After invitebeing invited to a traditional ceremony, the team Cousteau starts the descent of the river to carry out there a complex study of this river. Whereas with its mouth, Calypso sails in dangerous water and starts also a synthesis looks further into life and the habits which follow the risings and the falls of this river which guide the people which mix with it
Rice and rifles: JYC and all the team of Calypso explores the Mekong delta, site truffle of mines and devastated by the fishing season with dynamite.
Madagascar, the island of the spirits: Sharks whales with the caranges, panorama of the fauna of Madagascar, then inventory of fixtures of the social situation of the country accompanied by men and scientists being on board Calypso
The legend of Calypso: This documentary reports the vibrating life of this ship built for enter in the conflict of the Second World War. Of minesweeper, at milliary ends, it will have the privilege to become the emblematic ship of the commander Cousteau and thus to represent throughout the world the peace and the first stammerings of the air of modern ecology
South Africa, diamonds of the desert: On the track of diamonds, in African south-west, the men of Cousteau observe the lions, the oryx and the springboks which populate the deserts of Namib and Kalari. They will obtain the right to film certain places of the only diamond mine of this area.
Sanctuary, South Africa for the life: The team of the commander Cousteau takes the wake of 15 century the Portuguese browsers and leave with their modern equipment on a tour of coasts the African peninsula.
On a tour of China by the yellow river: A new forwarding of Calypso which launches out on a tour of China by going up the mythical one and celebrates yellow river.
Lake Baïkal, behind the mirror: The plungers of Calypso explore icy water on board a ship breaks ice on the lake Baïkal which is located between Siberia and Mongolia. They will make there an assessment of most precise on its health on the level pollution like on its organic animal and vegetable diversity. Perhaps they will explore the first these depths and will swim beside silures, sturgeons and many other fishes.