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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, or “Her Deepness,” is one of Nat Geo’s Explorers in Residence, an elite group of scientists and adventurers who, with the Society’s support, serve as visionaries in their field, doing groundbreaking work that not only improves our understanding of the planet we share, but makes it a better place. Earle recently returned from an expedition in Palau, and took time to share reflections on her career, her thoughts on travel, and what it’s like to swim with 13 million jellyfish. Here’s what she had to say.

Go Underwater with Google Earth

What Google Earth did for mapping the Earth they now plan to do for the Earth’s oceans. Launched February 2, Ocean in Google Earth will allow users to navigate underwater without a snorkel, exploring shipwrecks, algal blooms, maps of tiny phytoplankton, even the homes of the jaunty nudibranchs. Within the layers, users can check out…

World Hum’s Seven Wonders

IT reported on the New Seven Wonders of the World contest months ago—at least that’s our excuse for not covering the announcement of the winners on their clever declaration date: 07/07/07. We were a bit disappointed the Acropolis didn’t win a spot among the seven, but cheered a little on the inside when we saw…