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Meet The Real Life Lara Croft Of Ocean Science

Meet The Real Life Lara Croft Of Ocean Science

Written by David

October 23, 2018

Marine Biologist Erika Woolsey at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, May 21, 2018. Scott R. Kline The earth has lost about 50% of its coral reefs within the last 30 years. A UNESCO study reported in 2017 that by 2050, 90% of the coral reefs will die of heat stress. Dr. Erika Woolsey is a marine biologist, filmmaker, teaching fellow and lecturer at Stanford’s d.school, National Geographic Explorer and entrepreneur who is using virtual reality and underwater photogrammetry to engage and build public attention to the beauty and risk our oceans face. “Marine ecosystems are generally over-exploited, under-protected, and out of mind. For example, we’ve lost about half of the world’s tropical coral reefs in the last 50 years due to the combined effects of climate change and human impacts like pollution, habitat destruction and over-fishing,” said Woolsey. “Unfortunately a gap exists between science and public understanding related to […]

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