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Audio: Sylvia Earle on why we must act now to save the oceans

On today’s episode, renowned marine biologist Sylvia Earle joins us for an in-depth conversation about marine conservation.

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Legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle, sometimes known as “Her Deepness” or “The Sturgeon General,” is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and former chief scientist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A documentary film about her work called Mission Blue won a 2015 News & Documentary Emmy.

She joins us today to discuss how effective marine protected areas are at conserving the oceans and their inhabitants, her Hope Spots program that is identifying some of the most valuable marine environments on the planet, and the latest advances in marine conservation that she is most hopeful about.

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Sylvia Earle at an April 2018 event in San Francisco, “Making Waves,” a gala to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the oceans that was hosted by Ocean Elders, Lonely Whale and ACTAI Global. Photo by Adam Dillon.

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