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Sylvia Earle

Born: Aug 30, 1935

Birthplace: Gibbstown

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Sylvia Earle

Date of Birth : Aug 30, 1935
Birth Place : Gibbstown

Sylvia Alice Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. Since 1998 she has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. 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.


  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Author
  • Scientist
  • Explorer
  • Aquanaut
  • Oceanographer

Also known as

  • Sylvia Alice Earle
  • Sylvia Earle Ph.D.


  • Graham Hawkes


  • Elizabeth Earle

Awards Won

  • Patron''s Gold Medal
  • Hubbard Medal
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