I think I might possibly look back, years from now, and this will be one of the highlights of my life. -Sharon ETP Co-Pilot
This lady, this living legend, Dr. Sylvia Earle, sat with our Blue-Green Connections for two hours at her 5 acre childhood home in Dunedin. We chatted about hope for the future of our waters and enjoyed each other's company. Dr Earle then took us all out to dinner at Bon appetite - to thank us for our work on the Florida Gulf Hope Spot. What a crazy inspiration this lady is.
Featured is our lovely group of Blue-Green Connections with Dr. Sylvia Earle fourth from the left.
So who is this lovely, living legend of the sea? Let's dive in to Dr. Sylvia Earle and her commitment to the sea.
Make sure to check out the Mission Blue documentary on Netflix!
Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean. Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team implements communications campaigns that elevate Hope Spots to the world stage through documentaries, social media, traditional media and innovative tools like Esri ArcGIS.
Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. Some Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need defined protection. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team has embarked on a series of expeditions to shed light on these vital ecosystems and ignite support to safeguard them as marine protected areas.
Mission Blue also embarks on regular oceanic expeditions that shed light on these vital ecosystems and build support for their protection. Currently, the Mission Blue alliance includes more than 200 respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations, from large multinational companies to individual scientific teams doing important research. Additionally, Mission Blue supports the work of conservation NGOs that share the mission of building public support for ocean protection.
With the concerted effort and passion of people and organizations around the world, Hope Spots can become a reality and form a global network of marine protected areas large enough to restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.