Sylvia Earle

My wish: Protect our oceans

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Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.

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Sylvia Earle · Oceanographer

Sylvia Earle is entranced by algae and coral reefs, and has been at the forefront of ocean exploration for more than four decades. The winner of the 2009 TED Prize, she's a tireless advocate for our oceans.

Sylvia Earle is entranced by algae and coral reefs, and has been at the forefront of ocean exploration for more than four decades. The winner of the 2009 TED Prize, she's a tireless advocate for our oceans.