Ocean Explorer to Speak in Provincetown

Ocean Explorer to Speak in Provincetown
Habitat Window, photos/National Geographic Society, (inset) by Becky Hale, (main) by Bates Littehales.

National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence Dr. Sylvia A. Earle will give a talk at the Center for Coastal Studies Hiebert Marine Laboratory in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on July 12, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.

Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for numerous corporate and non-profit organizations. She has led more than 100 expeditions and logged more than 7,000 hours underwater, including leading the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970, participating in 10 saturation dives, most recently in July 2012, and setting a record for solo diving in 1,000 meters depth. Her research concerns marine ecosystems with special reference to exploration, conservation and the development and use of new technologies for access and effective operations in the deep sea and other remote environments.

The event is free and open to all, however, space is strictly limited and reservations are essential. To register, email Cathrine Macort at cmacort@coastalstudies.org or call 508-487-3622 ext. 103.