Sylvia Earle

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Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Earle
by Veni Markovski, 2009
Born
Sylvia Anne Reade

(1935-08-30) August 30, 1935 (age 85)
NationalityAmerican
Alma mater
Spouse(s)
  • John Taylor
    (m. 1957; div. 1963)
  • Giles Mead
    (m. 1966; div. 1975)
  • Graham Hawkes
    (m. 1986; div. 1992)
ChildrenElizabeth Taylor (1961), John Richie Taylor, Gale Mead (1968)
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsOceanography
InstitutionsNOAA, National Geographic

Sylvia Alice Earle (née Reade; born August 30, 1935) is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and educator. She is a National Geographic explorer.[1][2]

Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rosenblatt, Roger (October 5, 1998). "Sylvia Earle: Call Of The Sea". Time. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  2. "Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer Information, Facts, News, Photos". National Geographic. Retrieved February 12, 2011.