Sylvia Earle is a living legend of ocean exploration. She’s been a marine scientist and explorer for seven decades. In 2009 her TED talk called “My Wish: Protect Our Oceans” was a huge success and not only did she win the TED prize that year but her message reached a whole new generation. The innovator and scientist has always been an advocate for the protection of the world’s oceans and keeps pushing for support for marine protected areas.
On this episode she shares her journey to becoming one of the most respected and powerful voices for the ocean environment and how she hopes that her story will inspire a whole new generation of young female oceanographers, engineers, inventors and conservationists.
You can find out more about Sylvia here:
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Chrissie Goldrick (Editor-in-chief at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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