Ocean Hero: Sylvia Earle…

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“People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of Earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on Earth. Ninety-seven percent of Earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet– we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They wont get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.”

-“Her Deepness” Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle is the founder of the Mission Blue Foundation and is a leader in ocean conservation and exploration. She was also the first female chief scientist for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her work with marine protected areas, especially in Hawaii, has set aside vast areas of exploited reef systems for recovery.