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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.

On Board Mission Blue

When the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference offered it’s annual prize to National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, it also came with a wish. TED said Earle could ask for anything and they’d help to make it happen. Earle, a renown oceanographer, wished for global network of protected marine areas. “I wish you would use all…