Deep Sea Explorer
How many women who graduated in 1955 wind up a full-half century later as National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, a founder of a company that is designing an undersea vehicle to allow “full working access to the world’s oceans?”
*done research 100 feet underwater while pregnant
*led an all-female group of researchers who lived underwater for two weeks (after being shut out of an earlier expedition with men because the organizers couldn’t handle the coed deepsea dorm idea)
*explored sunken battleships of the South Pacific
*in 1979, “walked untethered on the sea floor at a lower depth than any living human being before or since”
*raised three children and published a dozen-plus books
If you want to make a small bold move on behalf of protecting oceans (like the Atlantic at Wrightsville Beach where I grew up): here are ten actions to choose from. Or do them all.