Sylvia Earle’s “Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas”

Dr. Sylvia Earle, pioneering marine biologist and underwater explorer, has a new book!

A student of the big and the small, Dr. Earle is a co-author of “Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas,” published recently by National Geographic. Its maps and graphs, prose and pictures detail how discoveries like the surprising ubiquity of Prochlorococcus are illuminating the sea, its immense impact on the planet and its habitability.

Dr. Earle, an oceanographer and former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has participated in more than a half-century of ocean exploration and protection. She has done pioneering research on algae, probed the ecology of coral reefs, set records for deep diving, tracked marine mammals and lobbied for the creation of marine sanctuaries.

The NYT article also has a photo gallery of images from the book – including some VERY attractive tunicates.

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4 Responses to Sylvia Earle’s “Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas”

  1. Liza says:

    Huh, those tunicates look almost heart-like. (The organ, not the shape!)

  2. Don’t break my squirt, my achy-breaky squirt, I just don’t think it’d understand. Cause my squirt don’t have a brain, so if you cause it pain, it won’t squirt water in your hand. WOOOOOO!

    Nah, the original’s better.

  3. Liza says:

    Oh dear… Even if the original is better, I still have your version stuck in my head! =)

  4. eric says:

    oh, no….now every time I see a tunicate (or my friend who is doing her PhD on them that song is going to race to the front of my brain (short race I know)… I’m doomed!

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