New Ship Honours Sylvia Earle
Dr. Sylvia Earle is a legendary marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for several corporate and non-profit organizations.
She was the first woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is currently President and Chairman of Mission Blue and The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and was named as the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine in 1998. She is also part of the group Ocean Elders, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife.
On her partnership with Aurora Expeditions, Dr Sylvia Earle said “Ninety-seven per cent of Earth’s water is ocean, it is our life support system and we need to learn everything we can about it. I see great synergy in working closely with a company that shares my vision for the future and which is, from the top down, passionate about the marine environment. Through travelling with Aurora Expeditions on the Sylvia Earle, I feel it is an incredible opportunity for people to learn about these marine habitats in situ, and as a result, become ambassadors for protecting them.”
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