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The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1966-1976): The Forgotten Mermaids  (1972)

Christopher Columbus spotted three mermaids off the coast of Haiti in 1493.  'They are not as beautiful as they had been painted', he wrote.  They were, in fact, manatees - perhaps the least well-known of the world's mammals.  Cousteau and his team of divers follow these distant relatives of the elephant on their migration through the swamps and glades of Florida.  then they undertake the dramatic and difficult task of returning a captive manatee to the wild.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: Les Requins Associés (LRA Films), France
Copyright Holder: Metromedia Producers Corporation, USA.

Film credits

Executive Producer: Marshall Flaum
Executive Producer: Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Narrator: Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Narrator: Hugh Falkus