The following is a post I wrote on my new personal travel/adventure blog, Adventures of Serenita, about the amazing experience of meeting Dr. Sylvia Earle. Be advised: this post has a bit more sass and personal opinions than I usually include in my posts on UNdertheC. Feel free to let me know what you think by commenting, and if you like this post, check out more on my new blog!
Sylvia Earle in the atmospheric diving suit (JIM suit) from http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ear0bio-1
Last night I had the amazing opportunity to meet the famous marine scientist, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Dr. Earle has had an extremely impressive career in marine science with a continual theme of “breaking boundaries.” Her long list of accomplishments include becoming the first female chief scientist at NOAA, walking along the seafloor at a record-setting depth of 1,250ft (380m) in an atmospheric diving suit , as well as setting a women’s depth record of 3280ft (1000m) solo diving in a submarine.
During her presentation at Wake Forest, Dr. Earle showed a clip of her experience as an early career scientist. In 1970, she led a team of scientists living underwater for 2 weeks in the US Virgin Islands, 50 ft below the surface. To a life-long ocean nerd, this sounded amazing! I would love the opportunity to have this…
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