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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.…
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Ted Danson Talks Ocean Conservation

by Brian Clark HowardPublished on March 21st, 2011 Affable, funny and extremely knowledgeable about ocean science, Danson makes a compelling spokesperson for ocean conservation. Photo: Gloria Dawson In pre-interviews for last April’s Heart of Green Awards, Ted Danson joked with the staff of The Daily Green that he wanted to call his upcoming book Danson on Water. Well, the book has just arrived, though the final title isOceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them. Produced in association with the nonprofit advocacy group Oceana, the book is stunning, filled with spectacular color photos, wonderful illustrations, heartwarming vignettes and lots of celebrity and expert testimonies from the likes of Sylvia Earle, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Philippe Cousteau, Jr. and Spanish sea captains.…
Posted in Ocean conservation, Ocean protection, Sylvia Earle Foundation |

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Sylvia Earle: Oceans at risk because of ‘luxury tastes’

Sylvia Earle spoke to Stephen Sackur at the Editorial Intelligence conference in Portmeirion, in North Wales. “The world renowned American oceanographer, Sylvia Earle, is convinced that our seas, and therefore our planet, are in grave peril. But how can she convince the world to take notice of a global threat which is invisible to most of us?” To watch the full discussion on BBC World News click here. Re-posted from BBC News.…
Posted in blue fin tuna, Ocean conservation, over fishing, Shark Fin Soup, sylvia earle |


Gstaad, Switzerland Event Raises $1 Million for the Oceans

Representatives from the world’s leading environment and marine conservation NGO’s met last weekend in Gstaad (Switzerland) to share programmes, ideas and initiatives for protecting the world’s oceans. As part of an event co-hosted by the Bertarelli Foundation and the BLUE Marine Foundation, a group of marine biologists and international specialists evaluated the recent creation of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Chagos Archipelago, the world’s largest marine reserve with an area of 500,000 square kilometers in the British Indian Ocean Territory. Ernesto Bertarelli The main theme of discussion between the experts was how to specifically manage the Chagos reserve, in particular how to get the most from this enormous no-fishing area for the Indian Ocean ecosystem. A number of questions were raised on how to make the Chagos MPA an international benchmark and case study to guide future actions towards the protection of the oceans, and how it could be replicated in the next few years to create other large Marine Protected Areas in some of the world’s most valuable marine ecosystems.…
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Sylvia Earle: The Planet Is ‘In Serious Trouble’

In this video from CNN, Dr. Sylvia Earle recounts highlights from her history in oceanography. She talks about the 1969 program that was simultaneously working to put women under the sea while also putting men on the moon. Earle stresses the importance of protecting our oceans, saying that we need to “try to inspire an awareness of what the problems are, and to inspire those who have the capacity to solve problems to do just that.” She tells CNN that these next ten years may be the most important out of the next 10,000 “to secure for us an enduring future on this little blue planet that is already in serious trouble.” Click here to read the full article in the Huffington Post…
Posted in conservation, Mission Blue Foundation, Ocean conservation, ocean issues, SEAlliance, sylvia earle |

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Come celebrate Sylvia Earle’s 75th birthday!

Jim Toomey Need another reason to attend THE BLUE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL? Come celebrate Sylvia Earle’s 75th birthday! To honor her we have some special treats planned at the film festival during the Blue Carpet Awards night August 28th. Tickets for the Blue Carpet Awards and Gala can be purchased here. In lieu of birthday gifts, give back to our life support system, and do something to protect the ocean: clean a beach, explore a reef, educate and inspire, or help create and protect “hope spots”, find out more you can do at Mission Blue. …
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