About the Author
Called “Her Deepness” by The New Yorker and New York Times, Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist, author, lecturer, and scientific consultant, chairman of Sea Change Trust and the Caribbean Marine Research Center, co-founder and director of Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc., president of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., director of Dresser Industries, Inc., and formerly the Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Currently, she is Research Associate in Botany at the Smithsonian Institution. Her research concerns the ecology of marine ecosystems, with special reference to marine plants, and the development of technology for access and research in the deep sea.
Holder of several diving records, author of more than ninety scientific, technical, and popular publications, Dr. Earle has a B.S. from Florida State University, and M.A. and a Ph.D. from Duke University, and six honorary doctorates. She lives in Oakland, California, and in oceans everywhere.