Stephanie Pearson’s interview with Alexandra Cousteau, on The Outside Blog, here.
Alexandra’s grandfather is Jacques of course, the legendary explorer whose 1956 film “The Silent World” is arguably the most influential underwater documentary ever made. She founded the non-profit Blue Legacy in 2008 and was named a National Geographic “Emerging Explorer” the same year. Very cool. The fact that she is carrying on her family’s legacy is not as shocking to me as the fact that she is based in D.C. of all places! It is non-profit mecca, but the Potomac isn’t exactly an inspiring water body. (hmm, I may still be too over-elated to be out of the beltway to look at this clearly.)
(image source: google images)