We continue to celebrate Women's History Month and Water Day by choosing one woman whose impact has been too large to ignore. A common thread to how these women live there lives has emerged; find your passion, don't give up, don't let anyone tell you no and change will happen. The inspiration I have felt researching and writing these posts has been immeasurable. Thank you to all the women who have paved the way before us so we may continue the journey.
Sylvia Earle: American Oceanographer "Her Deepness"
National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence Sylvia Earle focused her early studies on algae; which produces most of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere through photosynthesis. Sylvia Earle has led more than 50 expeditions and clocked more than 7,000 hours underwater, she was also captain of the first all-female team to live underwater in 1970 resurfacing to a parade in Chicago and honors at the White House. In 1979, she walked untethered on the sea floor at a lower depth than any other woman before or since. Determined to share her passion for marine life and help the public understand the beauty and value of the oceans Sylvia Earle is President and Co-Chair of the Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance, an ocean advocacy group. Mission Blue's “Hope Spots,” is dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of the Earth and vital marine areas threatened by climate change.
Scroll down to our Inspiring Reads section for a couple of Sylvia Earle's books.
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