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Getting Deep with Sylvia Earle

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Driver training in a 1 person sub. My instructor was ocean scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle. I did this story several years ago but was reminded of the experience when James Cameron and National Geographic teamed up this week to dive the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on the planet. We talk about Cameron’s adventure & my own dives this week on N.G. Weekend.

Here’s the basic lesson I learned from my time in Deep Worker, there’s no room to move and no room for error.  The second part of that lesson is the most important, if you ever want to have the chance to stretch your legs again.

Boyd Matson, in his work for National Geographic, has been bitten, scratched, or pooped on, and occasionally kissed by most of the creatures found at your local zoo. What he refers to as his job, others might describe as a career spent attending summer camp for adults.Currently Matson is the host of the weekly radio show, “National Geographic Weekend.” Conducting interviews from the studio and from the field, Matson connects with some of the greatest explorers and adventurers on the planet to transport listeners to the far corners of the world and to the hidden corners of their own backyards.Matson also writes about his experiencs in his monthly column, “Boyd Matson Unbound” for National Geographic Traveler magazine, produces videos for National Geographic.com, and serves as a spokesperson for the National Geographic Society.
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  • terry

    would love to see ANNIE CRAWLEY AKA OCEAN ANNIE on the kids portion as she has amazing stuff for kids on ocean education

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