The Quiz: What famed oceanographer is credited for charting the Great Blue Hole?
A Jacques Cousteau
B Philippe Cousteau Jr.
C Sylvia Earle
The French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau charted the hole in 1971, using his research vessel Calypso to measure its depth. The hole, more than 1,000 feet in diameter, was found to be 407 feet deep.
Cousteau, who died in 1997 at the age of 87, had a decorated career as a scientist, divemaster, author, and filmmaker. He is credited for inventing the first commercially successful scuba system and was the first person to film an underwater documentary.
The correct answer to this quiz is Jacques Cousteau.