Tierney Thys

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Tierney Thys (born 1966) is an American marine biologist, science educator, and National Geographic explorer. [1] [2] [2] In 1988 she earned a degree in biology from Brown University, and in 1998 she earned a doctorate in biomechanics. [3] She was formerly the director of research at the Sea Studios Foundation. [4] She was also the science editor for The Shape of Life and director for Strange Days on Planet Earth. [1] She has also written, narrated and produced short films. [5] Since 2000 she and her colleagues have been studying the giant ocean sunfish (mola). [3] In 2004 she was named a National Geographic "Emerging Explorer". [1] She has since joined National Geographic expeditions and developed a National Geographic children's television conservation series. [1]

She has given two TED talks, "Swim with the giant sunfish", and "The secret life of plankton". [4] As of 2015 she is producing an online series for TEDed titled Stories from the Sea. [5]

A chapter of Earth Heroes: Champions of the Ocean, by Fran Hodgkins, is about her, and she is briefly profiled in Girls Research!: Amazing Tales of Female Scientists. [1] [6] Science Methods and Process Skills: Meet Tierney Thys, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, by Kathy Cabe Trundle, was published by National Geographic School Publishing in 2011. [7]

She is a certified pilot and astraunaut. [8]

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  8. "Tierney Thys, Marine Biologist/Filmmaker Information, Facts, News, Photos". National Geographic. Retrieved 2015-06-13.