BIOLOGIST

Sylvia Earle

1935 - Today

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Sylvia Alice Earle (née Reade; born August 30, 1935) is an American marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.Earle is part of the group Ocean Elders, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife.Earle gained a large amount of publicity when she was featured in Seaspiracy (2021), a Netflix Original documentary by British filmmaker Ali Tabrizi.Earle eats only a vegetarian diet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sylvia Earle has received more than 1,891,457 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Sylvia Earle is the 137th most popular biologist (up from 425th in 2019), the 1,432nd most popular biography from United States and the 19th most popular American Biologist.

Sylvia Earle is most famous for her work in oceanography and marine conservation. She is the founder of the Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER) program, which is a program that uses underwater vehicles to explore the deep sea. She has also been the Chief Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for over 20 years.

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Among BIOLOGISTS

Among biologists, Sylvia Earle ranks 137 out of 844Before her are Mario Capecchi, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Theodor Escherich, Stephen Jay Gould, Michel Adanson, and J. B. S. Haldane. After her are Philip Sclater, Oliver Smithies, Susumu Tonegawa, George Shaw, Roger Guillemin, and Norman Borlaug.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1935, Sylvia Earle ranks 58Before her are Seiji Ozawa, Floyd Patterson, Robert Conrad, Udo Lattek, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, and David Prowse. After her are Lorenzo Bandini, Ei-ichi Negishi, Forough Farrokhzad, Pepe, Abdou Diouf, and Zhelyu Zhelev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sylvia Earle ranks 1,432 out of 15,968Before her are Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), Bob Ross (1942), Elisha Gray (1835), Katharine Ross (1940), Henry Hathaway (1898), and Lillian Asplund (1906). After her are Liberace (1919), Raoul Walsh (1887), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Kirk Hammett (1962), and Mike Shinoda (1977).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Sylvia Earle ranks 19Before her are Carl Woese (1928), E. O. Wilson (1929), Edward Tatum (1909), Linda B. Buck (1947), Robert Whittaker (1920), and Stephen Jay Gould (1941). After her are Norman Borlaug (1914), Hamilton O. Smith (1931), George Wald (1906), Temple Grandin (1947), George Davis Snell (1903), and David Baltimore (1938).

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