Under the Sea

February 3, 2017
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Sylvia Earle is a scientist. She has spent many years studying oceans. She loves to learn about plants and animals that live underwater. She works to keep the oceans clean. She protects the animals that live there.

Ocean Explorer

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Earle has been interested in the oceans since she was a young girl. In college, she learned how to scuba dive.

Helping the Planet

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Earle started a group called Mission Blue. It works to keep pollution out of the oceans. The group protects fish and sea plants.

Deep in the Water

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Earle has been deep-sea diving for more than 40 years. She dives far below the surface. She was one of the first women to do these deep dives.

Hope for the Future

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Earle takes kids on underwater adventures. They learn about sea life. "We need to respect the oceans and take care of them," Earle says.