|Birth Day||August 30, 1935|
|Birth Place||Gibbstown, NJ|
|Sylvia Earle age||88 YEARS OLD|
Award-winning Oceanographer and lecturer who became a National Geographic explorer-in-residence in 1998. She is also considered an expert on the impact of oil spills and has been called upon to lead several research teams during various spills.
She earned a bachelor of science degree from Florida State University in 1955 and later earned a master of science and doctorate of philosophy degree from Duke University.
In 1998, Time Magazine named her its first Hero for the Planet.
She tied the Deep Rover depth record set by Graham Hawkes, who she married. She founded the Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, which her daughter Elizabeth took over.