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A Northland research institute celebrated its 50th anniversary with the granddaughter of a scuba diving pioneer.

Alexandra Cousteau is the granddaughter of famed ocean researcher Jacques Cousteau. She was the keynote speaker during Thursday night's celebration. 

The Lake Superior Research Institute's mission is to conduct environmental research, and provide services that directly benefit the people, industries and natural resources of the Upper Midwest, the Great Lakes Region and beyond.

LSRI was not only celebrating its fifty years, but also their new director.

"Tonight is a social and a mixer calling people back to greet and meet old friends and colleagues that they've worked with over the fifty years." LSRI New Director, Dr. Matt TenEyck, said. 

Here's a fun fact, Jacques Cousteau died in 1977, but the Baltimore Sun reports that Jacques Cousteau's cameras gave the world a glimpse of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the legendary ship that sank in Lake Superior.

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