publication date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Science

clue: Just as Noah had to overcome a flood, NOAA did plenty of scientific work in deep water, run by this marine biologist, a first in her field.

explanation: Earle was the first female chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. more…

difficulty: medium

do-over: This was a "do-over" goo, inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk

trivia: This goo was inspired by incorrect guesses for the recent goo of Honor Frost. When Scott saw that Earle's full name was Sylvia Alice Earle, he misread her initials as SEA and wrote a clue about how she was named for the work that she would someday do, before catching his mistake.


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