Capt. Albert Falco has Returned to the Silent World at Age 84.
(Dive Travel Business News - May 1, 2012) -- Albert Falco, the former captain and chief diver of Jacques Cousteau's R/V Calypso, died on April 21st at the age of 84. Capt. Falco was a pioneer scuba diver, legendary mariner, oceanographer and long-time champion of underwater conservation. Falco was also on the Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a non-profit ocean conservation organization.
The officers and the crew of the Calypso inspired two generations of divers and conservationists. Captain Falco saw the diminishment of biodiversity in our oceans over a span of nearly seven decades. He was dedicated to the protection of life and habitats in the sea.
Captain Albert Falco was born in Marseille, France on October 17th 1927. He died in Marseille.
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