A Woman to Know: Sylvia Earle
|Julia Carpenter||Nov 18, 2015|
No water, no life. No blue, no green. — Sylvia
(Photo by Bates Littlehales)
Sylvia Earle's accolades are numerous: she's a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. She was the first female chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She's logged thousands of hours underwater. She's inspired hundreds of marine biologists to pursue their dreams, and she's spoken out about ocean conservation, wildlife endangerment and more. They call her "Her Deepness."
But this was the factoid I loved the most: in 1970, Sylvia led the first team of female aquanauts (don't you love that word? "aquanauts") on a two-week stay in an underwater habitat (treacherous, sure sure, groundbreaking, sure, but that word. Those ladies. "Aquanauts").
Add to your library list:
Sea Legs: Tales of a Woman Oceanographer (Kathleen Crane)
Explorer Bio: Sylvia Earle (National Geographic)
Come Dive With Me to Tektite II (Popular Science)
Sylvia Earle (Outside)
Woman of the Year: Sylvia Earle (Glamour)
*~Send your recommendations for women to know! Reply to this newsletter with your lady and she could be featured in an upcoming edition.~* You can browse the archive on Tumblr.