Cousteau grandson begins undersea odyssey to set new record

June 1, 2014 8:10 PM

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The grandson of famed French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau began a potentially record-breaking 31-day underwater stint off the US coast Sunday, with his mission declaring "splashdown!!!" as the expedition got underway.

Fabien Cousteau, 46, and crew dove off the state of Florida's Key Largo coast, where they will conduct experiments in a bus-sized lab named Aquarius some 65 feet (20 meters) underwater and work with documentary filmmakers.

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