Sylvia Earle: an eyewitness for change in our seas

Dr. Sylvia Earle — also known as “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times — is a marine biologist, ocean explorer, conservationist, and author. Her storied career has seen accomplishments such as leading the first all female underwater expedition called Tektite II, becoming the first woman appointed head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and earning the TED Prize in 2009. Her most recent initiative Mission Blue seeks to create Hope Spots around the world to create a global network of marine protected areas. With over 7,000 hours exploring the depths of our oceans, Dr. Earle shares her unique firsthand perspective on the need to preserve underwater habitats and the importance of storytelling in the endeavor to protect our waters.

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This episode was recorded on March 6, 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Special thanks to the Lewis Thomas Prize coordinators and to Visager for music. Photo credit goes to TEDx Woods Hole.

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