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Facts about Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Alice Earle is an undersea explorer, marine biologist (specializing in botany), and author. Earle has done pioneering work in studying ocean life, and she has helped develop the equipment necessary for underwater exploration. During 50 underwater expeditions and over 6,000 hours underwater, Earle has discovered many new marine species and set many diving records. In 1970, Earle led a team of five aquanauts (underwater explorers) who lived for 2 weeks (during which they experienced an underwater earthquake) in an underwater laboratory in a U.S. government project named "Tektite II." She has discovered many underwater phenomena, including undersea dunes in the Atlantic Ocean off the Bahama Islands.
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In 1979, she made an open-ocean JIM suit dive to the sea floor near Oahu, setting a women's depth record of 381 metres (1,250 ft). In 1979 she also began her tenure as the Curator of Psychology at the California Academy of Sciences, where she served until 1986.
From 1980 to 1984 she served on the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere.
When the J.I.M suit was invented.
Thursday, Feb. 15th 1996 at 12am
in a ocean lab.
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She enrolled at Florida State University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in the spring of 1955. That fall she entered the graduate program at Duke University and obtained her master's degree in botany the following year. The Gulf of Mexico became a natural laboratory for Earle's work. Her master's dissertation, a detailed study of algae in the Gulf, is a project she still follows. She has collected more than 20,000 samples. "When I began making collections in the Gulf, it was a very different body of water than it is now—the habitats have changed. So I have a very interesting baseline," she noted in Scientific American.