Dr. Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, has been called a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and first "Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine. She has been the chief scientist of NOAA and is the chair of the Advisory Co"uncil of the Harte Research Institute. She has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular publications; lectured in more than 80 countries; and appeared in hundreds of radio and television productions.
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