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Mapping the World’s Sea Turtles

Thanks to the hard work of over 550 dedicated people around the world, the SWOT (State of the World’s Sea Turtles) database is now one of the most comprehensive global databases of sea turtle nesting sites available; and it’s just gone live on Google Earth.  Now you are able to view this extensive database on a Google Map, or you can download a KML file to see all of the data inside of the Google Earth platform. The interactive map is highly detailed and customizable, allowing you to filter by location, species, colony size and more.  The depth of data on the map is impressive, containing data from over 120 countries around the world. There’s even a place on the SWOT Website where you can participate by uploading information about your own turtle sightings.  …
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Dr. Earle Inspires Smith College Graduates

Dr. Earle was presented with yet another Honorary Doctorate of Science before delivering a moving commencement speech to the 133rd graduating class at Smith College. “You have managed, somehow,” she said, “to come along at what may be the most important time in all of history — if what you have in mind is making a difference for the future of the world.” A self-professed ‘hope-a-holic’, Sylvia took those present on a magic carpet ride filled with hope, while at the same time painting a clear picture of the state of our troubled ocean planet, as only she can. “And you, lucky you, are here to fly the aircraft, write the songs, dive the subs, find the cures, run the companies, lead this country, lead this world to a better, more prosperous future for all of life on earth — ourselves, very much included.…
Posted in Google Oceans, Ocean conservation, Smith College, Sylvia Earle Foundation |

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Sylvia Earle Sculpture at Google HQ

Sylvia Earle Google is showcasing some incredible sculptures of oceanographers, marine photographers and famous divers to commemorate the successful launch of the new Google Ocean. The art is in one of the main courtyards open for the public to visit. The courtyard is located at 1600 Amphitheater Way, Mountain View.  Jacques Cousteau The sculptures were carved by “Viktor,” who has captured all the individuals who  received the famous Legends of The Sea Award. The massive stone carvings were unveiled in August of 2009.  Some of the people represented are Stan Waterman – underwater film photographer, Jacques Cousteau –  ocean environmentalist & educator,  and Dr. Sylvia Earle – National Geographic Explorer. There are also carvings of Ron and Valerie Taylor – shark experts and film makers and Zale Parry – an underwater photographer and actress.…
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