Sylvia Earle & Jean-Michel Cousteau Join the Team

Sylvia-Earle-Diving-at-Cabo-Pulmoc-KipEvans-360pxA big welcome to two new members of our Advisory Committee: Sylvia Earle and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

Marine biologist, explorer, author and lecturer Sylvia Earle is a tireless advocate for the oceans and all marine life. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. She was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.

(Her bio is here, and you can see her 2009 TED talk about protecting the oceans here.)

JMCousteau2_crop-Tom Ordway- Ocean Futures SocietyOceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau is the founder of the Ocean Futures Society, which documents the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrates the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.

(His bio is here, and you can see his 2012 TED talk about protecting the oceans here.)

As we go about creating the first seaside sanctuary in North America for orcas and belugas, the knowledge and experience of our two new advisors in relation to marine life and the oceans will be of enormous value. Many thanks to both for being part of this work.