An Oceanographer and a Underwater Explorer
Meet Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Earle's Marine Life Exploration
Sylvia Earle in a JIM suit
Sylvia Earle is getting ready for a deep dive in the ocean with her JIM suit.
Sylvia Earle is touching a coral reef
Sylvia is exploring many creatures in the open ocean.
Sylvia Earle is in a submersible
Sylvia Earle is traveling in a submersible.
Things that led to Sylvia's Career
2.In 1979 Sylvia made her famous untethered walk on the ocean floor. She walked in a special suit called the JIM suit. It is a pressurized metal suit that resembles a space suit. On the ocean floor she walked for 2 and a half hours. The depth was 1,250 ft (381 meters). The only communication line was a submersible.
3. In the 1990’s Sylvia was the Chief Scientist of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric (NOAA). She is currently an Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society.
Sylvia Earle with an octopus
She is an oceanographer who is taking many pictures of marine life.
Sylvia Earle with a dolphin
She is touching a dolphin in the ocean.
Sylvia Earle with a whale shark
A whale shark is swimming past Sylvia and her partner.
Here are facts about Sylvia Earle's Underwater Exploration.
1.She has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular publications; lectured in more than 80 countries; and appeared in hundreds of radio and television productions.
2.Sylvia Earle has lead more than 100 expeditions. She has also logged more than 7,000 hours. She lead the first team of women aquanauts during the tektite project in 1970; participating in ten saturation dives, most recently in 2012; and setting a record for solo diving in 1,000-meter depth. Her research concerns marine ecosystems with special reference to exploration, conservation, and the development and use of new technologies for access and effective operations in the deep sea and other remote environments.
3. During the early 1980s Sylvia found Deep Ocean Engineer and Deep Ocean Technology with the British explorer Graham's Hawks, together they designed submersible Deep Rover which is a vehicle capable of reaching depths of 914 meters.
4.Sylvia Earle served on the national advisory committee on oceans and atmosphere between 1980 and 1984. Between 1990 and 1992 Earle was chief scientist at the national oceanic and atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the first women to serve that position.
Here are two fun facts that you didn't know about Sylvia Earle.
1.Sylvia Earle set the record for the deepest dive without a tether during her famous underwater walk in the JIM suit.
2. Sylvia Earle is an national geographic society Explorer- in- Residence affectionately referred to as “Here deepness” and “The Sturgeon General.”