Mother Ocean, the very source of life, the keystone of the planet’s complex ecological balance and climate, today stands in dire peril. The world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle reminds us of the imperative of protecting and restoring the ocean. Marine biologist J. Wallace Nichols illustrates how the “Ocean Revolution” led by countless heroes worldwide is working to restore and conserve the creatures and life of the seas.
Sylvia Alice Earle (born August 30, 1935 in Gibbstown, New Jersey) is an American oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer. Since 1998 she has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence.”Earle was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. Earle received a bachelor of science degree from Florida State University (1955) and a master of science (1956) and doctorate of philosophy (1966) from Duke University.
Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols is a scientist, activist, community organizer, author and dad. He works to inspire a deeper connection with nature, sometimes simply by walking and talking, other times through writing or images. Science and knowledge can also stoke our fires. But he knows that what really moves people is feeling part of and touching something bigger than ourselves.
J. is a Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences and founder/co-director of Ocean Revolution, an international network of young ocean advocates and LiVEBLUE. He earned his MEM in Environmental Policy and Economics from Duke University’s Nicholas School and his PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Arizona.
He advises a motivated group of international graduate students and serves as an advisor to numerous non-profit boards and committees as part of his commitment to building a stronger, more progressive and connected environmental community.
Lately he is working on BlueMarbles.org and BLUEMiND: The Mind + Ocean Initiative.