born 1935

Sylvia Earle ~ fondly nicknamed “Her Deepness” by The New Yorker and New York Times ~ is a legendary marine biologist, earth activist, lecturer + author. Perhaps the most celebrated ocean researcher of our time, Sylvia has spent almost 7000 hours underwater and led more than 100 ocean expeditions.

Her pioneering work is widely read + recognized. Sylvia currently has 180 publications and holds 22 honorary degrees due to her work in oceanography. Her main focus is on saving + restoring the oceans ~ environmental advocacy that is crucial to safeguarding all life on earth.

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her quotes

all quotes by Sylvia Earle (10)

"We are now facing paradise lost."

My wish: Protect our oceans | february 2009

"No blue, no green."

My wish: Protect our oceans | february 2009

"Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea."

The World is Blue | september 2009

"Knowing is the key to caring, and with caring there is hope that people will be motivated to take positive actions. They might not care even if they know, but they can’t care if they are unaware."

The World is Blue | september 2009

"Protect the natural systems as if your life depends on it because it does! Our lives do depend on making peace with nature."

Smith College commencement address | may 2011

"Even now, less than five percent of the ocean has been seen, let alone explored or even mapped with the same precision we have mapped the land, the moon, Mars or Jupiter."

Smith College commencement address | may 2011

"If you give up, it's over."

St. Michael's College commencement address | may 2014

"The ocean is a living soup. I find that enchanting. I'm entranced by the abundance and diversity of life."

A Conversation with 'Her Deepness' | august 2014

"Admitting something is wrong is always the first step towards fixing it."

Dr. Sylvia Earle | august 2014

"The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids. They ask questions and have a sense of wonder. They have curiosity. Who, what, where, why, when, and how!"

Gills Club Interviews Dr. Sylvia Earle | july 2015
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