A trailblazer in the fields of oceanography and marine exploration, Dr. Sylvia Earle helped thrust the issue of marine conservation into the national spotlight at a time when the world’s understanding of natural resource conservation was in its infancy.

She holds the world record for the deepest untethered ocean dive, and she was the first woman to hold the title of Chief Scientist of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), acting as an ambassador for the world’s oceans and leading future generations into the fascinating field of marine biology.

Sylvia Earle