Her Deepness Wins the 2009 TED Prize

Sylvia Earle, one of the most knowledgeable and passionate advocates for the ocean, has received a prestigious TED Prize.

While TED Prize winners receive $100,000, the prize offers much more to help people realize their dreams. Winners are granted “One Wish to Change the World” and the TED network provides invaluable talent and resources in collaborative pursuit of that wish. Previous TED Prize winners include E.O. Wilson, former President Bill Clinton, and Bono.

Sylvia Earle’s wish:

“I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.”

Efforts to conserve the ocean have received a nice boost as a result of Sylvia Earle winning this prize. Let’s hope the TED network rallies protect our shared world ocean!

Watch/listen to Sylvia Earle’s TED Prize talk.

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