In a move that has us singing "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!" from the rooftops, LEGO has released several additions to their female scientist minifig family. Joining "Professor C. Bodin," the first female researcher to be molded in yellow, is a team of female aerospace engineers and astronauts, and my personal favorite, a deep sea explorer set that pays homage to marine biologist Sylvia Earle. All. The. Feels. In 1979, Sylvia Earle shocked the world when she walked untethered on the sea floor at a lower depth than any other woman before, or since. She has logged over 7,000 hours underwater, and has led over 100 expeditions. As a scientist, author, lecturer, and explorer. Earle's dedication to protecting the world's oceans has inspired millions of young women, myself included, to pursue careers in marine biology and science communication over the past four decades. But the Deep Sea Explorers line, which ranges from a $6.99 scuba scooter mini set, to the "holy sh**, there goes my life
Just the sound of that evocative word sets our tribe dreaming of coastlines skirted with reefs and cut through with thrilling passes that beg for a drift dive. These jewellike clusters linked by a watery chain are strung out all over the planet. But for divers, all archipelagos are not created equal. Follow our lead to nine of the most awe-inspiring of the bunch.
When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom -- yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets her explore ocean beds, drifting through schools of fish, floating free in 360 degrees. (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)
"The Diving Almanac & Book of Records showcases the accomplishments of underwater explorers, scientists, engineers, freedivers and adventurers since Man first plunged into the sea more than six millennia ago."
An ocean of fun facts, trivia and information on scuba diving and freediving!