To say that Sylvia Earle is the American analogue of Jacque Cousteau would be an understatement. “Her Deepness” has been a marine scientist since about 1953 when she first learned to dive with SCUBA and she has since held the highest marine environment offices in the land. She was the chief scientist at NOAA from 1990-92 and she is a National Oceanographic Explorer in Residence. Like Al Gore’s inconvenient truth, Dr. Earle’s messgae is a call to arms to save the oceans, yes the entire oceans before we damage it beyond the point of no return. At this year’s TED Conference (Technology Education Design), Dr. Earle was the winner of the TED Prize worth $100K wherein the recipient is granted the money to make a wish come true. With a stunning video backdrop and a message which is urgent but not overbearing, Sylvia Earle shares her TED wish with the world: Please save our oceans, it is not too late. Please take a moment to watch this video so you can begin to understand the scale and breadth of the issue facing the sustainability of ocean environments.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.