Former expedition leader and scientific advisor of Commander Cousteau, some 20 expeditions on board the Calypso. Founder of the association Longitude 181 whose objective is to protect the marine environment and ensure the equitable sharing of its resources, based on the International Charter of the Responsible Diver. Co-writer of the film Oceans directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud. Co-director of about ten television documentaries on life in the oceans, especially about sharks, dolphins, whales and sperm whales. Author of many books, including “Rencontres Sauvages, Réflexion sur 40 ans d’observations sous-marines”, Éditions Gap, and “Le retour de Moby Dick, ce que les cachalots nous apprennent sur les océans et les hommes”, Actes Sud (2018 Jacques Lacroix Literature and Philosophy Award of the Académie Française). Co-author, with Coralie Schaub, of “Réconcilier les hommes avec la vie Sauvage”, Collection Domaine du Possible, Actes Sud, 2020.
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What can we learn about human beings by exploring the ocean floor? François Sarano, an oceanographer and writer, firmly believes that the encounter with wildlife and non-human living beings is an experience that transforms our binary vision which separates “humans” from “animals”.