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Life in the Ocean – The Story of Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle

Washington PostMarch 13, 2012By Abby McGanney Nolan On the cover of Claire Nivola’s picture-book biography of Sylvia Earle, a small figure in a wet suit swims with a large school of fish in an expanse of blue. As the book goes on to make clear, this pioneering oceanographer has long been immersed in her work. Even as a child, Earle felt at home in nature, scrutinizing the flora and fauna on her country farm. When she moved to the Gulf Coast at the age of 12, the ocean world opened up for her. With wonderful details and color, the book follows her quest, starting with just a pair of goggles, to explore more and more of the sea. One highlight involves spending two weeks in a deep-sea laboratory, swimming among ocean creatures for up to 12 hours a day.…
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