Sylvia Earle

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

(1935-08-30) August 30, 1935 (age 88)
Alma mater
  • 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)
Scientific career
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. Archived from the original on December 24, 2007. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  2. "Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer Information, Facts, News, Photos". National Geographic. Retrieved February 12, 2011.