Dr Sylvia Earle to join Aurora cruise

Dr Sylvia Earle to join Aurora cruise

Marine conservationist will be onboard her namesake

Aurora Expeditions is giving guests the chance to cruise with Sylvia Earle, the renowned marine conservationist, on board the ship that will bear her name.

The company’s second newbuild vessel, Sylvia Earle, will join the Greg Mortimer, as Aurora’s second X-Bow ship.

The cruise with Dr Earle will be the nine-day sailing in and around Baja California and the Sea of Cortez (4-12 May 2022).

“By travelling with Aurora Expeditions on Sylvia Earle, I feel it is an incredible opportunity for people to learn about these extraordinary marine habitats in situ, and as a result, become ambassadors for protecting them,” said Dr Earle.

“Ninety-seven per cent of the Earth’s water is the ocean, it is our life support system, and we need to learn everything we can about it,” she adds. “I see great synergies in working closely with a company that shares my vision for the future and which is, from the top down, passionate about the marine environment.”

Dr Sylvia Earle was the first female chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998, and was named by Time magazine as its first ‘Hero of the Planet’ the same year.

“Our goal is literally to inspire a network of hope – one place, one community, one vision at a time – but together around the world,” added Dr Earle. “And by linking people, sharing stories, and carrying evidence of success or problems from one place to another, we get this global ‘brains trust’ working to get us from where we are to a better place.”

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