Jacques Cousteau's Granddaughter Continues His Legacy, Georgetown University News, January 4, 2011:
Alexandra Cousteau.. pointed to the Gulf of Mexico... as a prime example of an ecosystem in extreme distress. Even before the BP oil spill, she said, there was a dead zone “the size of New Jersey"...
“We thought that was the worst,” she said. But now she said it’s clear that marine ecology has been destroyed and the generations of people who relied upon those waters no longer have a way to make a living.
The spill is “an intergenerational issue that we’ve stopped talking about six months after the fact,” Cousteau lamented.