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The unsung life of Simone Cousteau

BBC 100 Women is celebrating talented women from history whose work has been overshadowed by their male relatives. Today - the explorer Simone Cousteau.

Simone was the first female aquanaut, and she explored and researched the ocean with her husband Jacques aboard their ship.

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year and shares their stories. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use #100Women.

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