Sylvia Earle

March for the Oceans; Make A Splash!

By Carl Safina and Sylvia Earle When the first World Oceans Day was held in 1992, the oceans were very different than today. The oceans were less acidic because less carbon dioxide had dissolved into them. They were a little cooler ...

Submit for the Ocean Film Challenge!

Filmmakers have the power to change the trajectory of human life on our water planet — from destruction to revitalization! Submit a short film for the Ocean Film Challenge, 7 minutes or under, on the impact humans have on the ocean and ...

Sylvia Earle, Hero for the Ocean

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is probably more at home under the sea than she is on dry land. At least, that’s where this National Geographic Explorer in Residence has made her biggest impact as a scientist and storyteller. Called by ...

Fate of Small Species Has Huge Implications for Our Ocean

Pacific council should use science to set catch limits on anchovy When most of us think of the ocean, we think big: It covers 71 percent of our planet, dictates our weather, and is home to the tallest mountain and deepest ...

Deep Sea Mining: An Invisible Land Grab

Thousands of meters beneath the azure ocean waters in places like the South Pacific, down through a water column saturated with life and to the ocean floor carpeted in undiscovered ecosystems, machines the size of small buildings are poised to ...

A Bold Vision to Protect our Oceans Permanently

By Sylvia Earle, Lance Morgan, and Jackie Dragon The oceans need our help. Human impacts – overfishing, pollution, invasive species, habitat destruction, acidification and climate change – have put our ocean species on the cusp of mass extinctions today. Scientists predict the ...

How Ocean Philanthropy Can Change the Tide

By Catharine Cooper and Mark Spalding It’s hard to imagine anyone who has not been changed by an experience of the sea.  Whether it is to walk by her side, swim in her cooling waters, or float on her ...

Bold Plan for 50 Ocean Hope Spots Announced at IMPAC 3

Exciting news has come out of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 3): Her Deepness Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue and IUCN have launched 31 new Mission Blue Hope Spots — Marine Protected Areas — across the globe to massively scale up the ...

Bold Plan for 50 Ocean Hope Spots Announced at IMPAC 3

Exciting news has come out of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 3): Her Deepness Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue and IUCN have launched 31 new Mission Blue Hope Spots — Marine Protected Areas — across the globe to massively scale up the ...

Gone Wild in Salamanca

The 10th World Wilderness Congress themed “Making the World a Wilder Place” took place over the last week in Salamanca, Spain. This is a centuries-old Spanish city where walking the streets is a living history lesson.  2013 marks its 25th year ...

Gone Wild in Salamanca

The 10th World Wilderness Congress themed “Making the World a Wilder Place” took place over the last week in Salamanca, Spain. This is a centuries-old Spanish city where walking the streets is a living history lesson.  2013 marks its 25th year ...

In Her Words: Sylvia Earle on Women in Science

There’s no question that women have made strides in careers that were once the exclusive province of men. We now have female doctors, soldiers, and pilots. But biases and challenges persist, especially for women in the sciences. When the ...

In Her Words: Sylvia Earle on Women in Science

There’s no question that women have made strides in careers that were once the exclusive province of men. We now have female doctors, soldiers, and pilots. But biases and challenges persist, especially for women in the sciences. When the ...