Sylvia Earle, oceanographer
August 30, 1935-
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola (FSG/Frances Foster Books, 2012
When twelve-year old Earle moved with her family from a New Jersey farm to a home by the sea in Florida, she “lost her heart to the water.” Among other things, she has walked on the ocean floor, descended in a one-person spherical bubble deep in the Pacific Ocean, and spent two weeks in a deep-sea station.
National Geographic offers a bio of Earle on their website. Click over today.