Sylvia Earle

Jul. 20, 2012

Its Budget Sunk, Undersea Lab May Have to Surface

Now that federal funds have dried up, Florida's Aquarius undersea lab faces an uncertain future.

sylvia earle, underwater science, oceanography, Aquarius Reef Base, coral, fish, oceans, water

Apr. 20, 2012

Exploring the Deepest, Darkest Spots on Earth

James Cameron, Sylvia Earle, and John McCosker talk about the sights and creatures of the deep ocean.

ocean, oceanography, marine science, exploration, sea life, submarine, sea, Mariana Trench, Sylvia Earl, James Cameron

Jun. 04, 2010

The Oil Spill and the Limits of Science

Are there some challenges that are beyond us, despite money, intelligence, and desire?

oil spill, oil slick, engineering, ecosystem

Nov. 06, 2009

Sylvia Earle: 'The World Is Blue'

Ira talks with ocean explorer Sylvia Earle about the state of the world's oceans, and what actions need to be taken to protect them from catastrophic damage.

oceans, earle, ecosystems, water

Feb. 06, 2009

Google Ocean?

An update to the Google Earth program adds new data on the rest of the planet -- the oceans.

google earth, oceans, earle

Jun. 27, 2008

A Census of the Oceans

A worldwide effort is underway to perform a census of the world's oceans, pulling into one location information about species from around the world. We'll check in on the progress of the project.

ocean, sea, marine life

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