sylvia-earle

Sylvia Earle, 1935 - present

Sylvia Earle, 1935 – present

Sylvia Earle, 1935 – present
Sylvia Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. She is also a member of the group Ocean Elders, dedicated to the protection of the ocean and its wildlife. In 1979, she made an open-ocean dive in a JIM suit, a type of atmospheric diving suit, to the sea ocean floor near Oahu, setting a women’s depth record of 381 metres (1,250 ft). In 2009, she launched Mission Blue, which aims to establish marine protected areas (dubbed “Hope Spots”) around the globe. Mission Blue’s vision is to achieve 30% protection of the ocean by 2030, and more than two hundred organizations have supported them in this mission to date. As of 2020, Mission Blue has created 122 Hope Spots around the world.

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  1. Sylvia Earle, 1935 – present
    Sylvia Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. She is also a member of the group Ocean Elders, dedicated to the protection of the ocean and its wildlife. In 1979, she made an open-ocean dive in a JIM suit, a type of atmospheric diving suit, to the sea ocean floor near Oahu, setting a women’s depth record of 381 metres (1,250 ft). In 2009, she launched Mission Blue, which aims to establish marine protected areas (dubbed “Hope Spots”) around the globe. Mission Blue’s vision is to achieve 30% protection of the ocean by 2030, and more than two hundred organizations have supported them in this mission to date. As of 2020, Mission Blue has created 122 Hope Spots around the world.

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