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Environmentalist Alexandra Cousteau Discusses the Oil Spill

Vanity Fair

With the Gulf oil spill now in its 56th day, VF Daily discussed the disaster’s ramifications with someone who has a deep connection to the health of our oceans: Alexandra Cousteau, the 34-year-old granddaughter of underwater pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Among her many environmental bona fides, Cousteau sits on the boards of the Global Water Challenge, Mother Nature Network, and EarthEcho and on the scientific advisory board of George Mason University. She is also a member of the steering committee of the Shark Alliance and a founder of the global water think tank Blue Legacy. So are all Cousteaus issued a snorkel at birth?