It’s a contest! So you think you know famous ocean explorers …

Can you tell me which accomplishments and/or quotes can be attributed to Sylvia Earle or Jacques Cousteau? Everyone that sends all 18 correct answers before I post the answers 10pm tomorrow will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of one of my favorite resources, Ocean (American Museum of Natural History, paperback edition). Send your responses to info@beachchairscientist.com. Good luck and have fun!

  1. Who said, “A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it”?
  2. Who founded Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER), now DOER Marine Operations, to design, operate, support and consult on manned and robotic sub-sea systems?
  3. Who began a worldwide petition campaign in 1990 to save Antarctica from mineral exploitation?
  4. Whose birthday is August 30th?
  5. Who led more than 50 expeditions worldwide totaling over 6,000 hours underwater?
  6. Who was integral in the development of the ocean conservation program, Mission Blue?
  7. Who, after a near fatal car crash, could not pursue initial dream of being a pilot?
  8. Who said, “I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us”?
  9. Who said, “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans”?
  10. Who has over 125 scientific and popular publications?
  11. Who was named TIME magazine’s first ‘Hero for the Planet’?
  12. Who received the Presidential Medal of Honor and the United Nations International Environmental Prize?
  13. Who discovered undersea dunes off the Bahama Islands?
  14. Who was honored by John Denver with a song titled, Calypso?
  15. Who said, “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live”?
  16. Whose birthday is June 11th?
  17. Who stated in an interview that they favored human population control?
  18. Who said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”?

Comments

  1. I’ll be interested in seeing the answers. Have you read the Coustea biography The Sea King? I loved it and it is written by Brad Matsen. He’s the guy that collaborated with Ray Troll on a couple of wonderfully illustrated books.

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