Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jacques Cousteau Friday

Do you even know who Jacques Cousteau is? You should! He was the man of the deep sea and oceans to me. He was also a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, inventor, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher of all ocean life. He was born in 1910 and died in 1997.

Starting on Friday the 11th, TMC (Turner Movie Classics) is having an all day marathon of his 1 hour specials he did back in the '70's. Way before my time but I have seen most of them that I got from the public library for school projects and just for myself, as he was very interesting to watch and learn about.

This is the schedule I got from the TMC website. All times are Eastern Time.

6:00 AM - The Cousteau Odyssey: The Nile - Part One
7:00 AM - The Cousteau Odyssey: The Nile - Part Two
8:00 AM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Calypso's Search For Atlantis - Part One
9:00 AM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Calypso's Search For Atlantis - Part Two
10:00 AM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Time Bomb at Fifty Thousand Fathoms
11:00 AM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Mediterranean - Cradle or Coffin?
12:00 PM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Calypso's Search for the Britannic
1:00 PM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Diving for Roman Plunder
2:00 PM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Blind Prophets of Easter Island
3:00 PM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Clipperton - The Island That Time Forgot
4:00 PM - The Cousteau Odyssey: Lost Relics of the Sea
5:00 PM - The Cousteau Odyssey: The Warm Blooded Sea - Mammals
6:00 PM - Jacques Cousteau: The First 75 Years (2 hr. special)
8:00 PM - Sharks
9:00 PM - Whales
10:00 PM - Sunken Treasure
11:00 PM - The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: Mystery of the Hidden Reef
12:00 AM - The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: The Sound of Dolphins
1:00 AM - The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: The Flight of the Penguins

I plan on watching a few of them and will most likely record the rest of the them for a later time. Anyone else interested in this type of nature? I find it very interesting and always have.

Happy trails!

Missing At Sea

I'm so sad right now.

My friend and fellow blogger Abby Sunderland is missing at sea. She had been trying to circle the globe in her sailboat which left California in January. She is missing somewhere in the Indian Ocean 400 miles from the nearest ship and farther than that from the nearest landmass. Talk about being out in the middle of nowhere. Rescue efforts are in effect to locate her as she switched on two of her emergency beacons early this morning.

Please pray she is found and found safe too. I have cried deeply over this and I'm very concerned for her safety being she is so far from help. The nearest ship is over a day away.

You can follow updates of Abby on her blog, which is here. Her mom is doing the updates.

This is the lastest from CBS news. Click here to read.

Please God, help her. Keep her safe until help arrives.