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Tuesday's Connector – Alexandra Cousteau

August 15th, 2010
01:54 PM ET

Explorer Alexandra Cousteau is part of one of the worlds most famous environmental dynasties. She is grand-daughter of legend Jacques-Yves Cousteau who first started teaching her to dive at the age of seven.

Alexandra Cousteau is your Connector of the Day.

Alexandra Cousteau is your Connector of the Day.

Today she is still just as much involved in water maintenance around the world. In 2008 she founded Blue Legacy a Dc-Based non profit that tries to promote emerging technologies to connect mainstream audiences with their local watersheds and their water planet.

She has also been the host of the Discovery Channel show, “Blue August” with her brother  and served as a Chief Correspondent on Water Issues for Discovery’s “Planet Green”.

And in 2011 she will release her first book entitled "Blue Planet"

Her brother, Philippe Cousteau – a former connector of the day – is also a prominent environmentalist and the two have been very involved in helping with the Gulf Oil spill clean-up.

Currently Alexandra is on an expedition with Blue legacy that is travelling 14,500 miles across North America to look at the water issues that are most pertinent today.

What would you like to ask Alexandra? How far has the Gulf spill set us back? IS the world doing enough to preserve water?
Here's your chance to ask questions and we'll put them to her.