, son of the late Jacques Cousteau, visited for Earth Day on Saturday.
He gave his concerns about the ocean environment and handed out awards for excellence in writing to local kids to a packed house. You can watch the video by clicking here.
And while he was just visiting for the day, the resort has a permanent Eco-Quest Game Board for visitors to check out.
The explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer for more than four decades has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet.
"Marine debris is becoming one the biggest threats to our oceans and unfortunately 80 percent comes from the land, us; especially close to large urban areas. We need to stop using the ocean as a garbage and universal sewer. We need to be more proactive when it comes to reusing, reducing and recycling our waste. There is no waste in nature; there are many ways we can improve our lifestyle choices and throw less away. Then we would not have to be out here on earth day cleaning up our beaches. It starts with individuals," he said.
Cousteau added that every person can make a difference, and believes at times that the trash in the ocean and on our beaches seems daunting. But by participating in the beach clean-up we can help connect the ocean to the existence of every human being.
"This is the only way for people to understand that the quality of each and every one of our lives depends on water, depends on the ocean. My father said, 'People protect what they love,' and so we want more people to fall in love with the ocean. And I say, 'Protect the ocean and you protect yourself.'"