What about underwater habitats. Did Cousteau ever do any work with them?

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asked Aug 15, 2017 in Scuba Diving by richardehyman (2,630 points)

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answered Aug 16, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Been a looonnggg time since I've seen Cousteau specials on TV but I am positive he did work with underwater habitats.  In I'm pretty sure most of his work was with underwater habitats but maybe I don't fully understand the question.
commented Aug 17, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
One of the pioneers. Conshelf 1, 2 and 3.
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answered Aug 17, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
1.) O.K. - Cousteau was actually an innovator of underwater habitats. He had three projects, Conshelf 1, 2 and 3. They were each at different depths, for different durations, with a different number of divers (aquanauts).

2.) Here is my buddy Bruce Cantrell with a brief explanation of Conshelf 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CzVM0Qtm00

3.) I visited Bruce during his record setting stay at the former La Chalupa habitat, where he stayed for 72 days. We did an underwater live webcast to school. It is a little goofy and not the best interview but FYI (my segment starts at ~20:15).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWXYX-VUmJ8&t=1294s

4.) Here's what's left of Conshelf 2 today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrDxs4ihmoE

Plenty more info. available online.
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