EDIT: Guys thanks so much! Two quick things 1- do check out National Geographic Explorers Festival this week #NatGeoFest. It is full of the most incredible folk you could ever dream of - imagine Nat Geo once a year bringing their explorers together- like the guy that found the Titanic is here! As are the next generation of badasses like Jess Cramp, the most incredible shark conservationist- check out her last expedition it was incredible @jessaddwater 2- Check out my last expedition (2 months ago) to the BREATHTAKING isolated island of Socotra - it took us 3 days on a cockroach infested cement cargo ship through pirate waters to get there and it was completely worth it. Flick back through my instagram feed but especially through my team mates Leon McCarron and Martin Edstrom's feeds and insta-stories. Those guys know how to take pics! We hope to go back there in a few months for a much bigger expedition... Thanks so much for your questions! I had a lot of fun answering them, but I’ve gotta run now, got explorers to play with!
I'm a National Geographic Explorer, an archaeologist (technically a palaeoanthropologist—think really REALLY old humans) who specializes in fossil hunting in caves in unstable/hostile places... and I'm also a stand-up comic. Catch me in a cave, a library, on TV, on stage and for a limited time only on REDDIT.
Questions about exploration, caves, Neanderthals, unstable places, how important exploration and science is in unstable places, neocolonialism, English weather, women in exploration and comedy are especially welcome. Also, any statements about how Hershey’s isn't chocolate will be especially welcome by this English girl.
I’ll also be speaking at the National Geographic Explorers Festival this week. Check out the schedule and where/when you can watch it live here: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/festival
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Thank you so much for your questions and Happy Ocean Day! I had a lot of fun answering your questions but I've gotta run now- off to National Geographic Encounter to celebrate our Blue Planet! Hope to see you there - Sylvia
Hi, I’m Sylvia Earle, oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer. I’ve led more than 100 expeditions—including the first team of women aquanauts in 1970—and logged 7,000 hours underwater. My research concerns marine ecosystems with a focus on exploration, conservation, and the development of new technologies.
Learn more about my foundation, Mission Blue: https://mission-blue.org/about/
My work as a National Geographic Explorer in Residence: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/11/star-talk-sylvia-earle-neil-degrasse-tyson/
And today’s World Oceans Day event at Encounter in Times Square: https://www.natgeoencountertimessquare.com/
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