Greg Stone, Executive Vice President of Conservation International, is one of the world's leading authorities on marine conservation policy and ocean health issues. A lifelong scientific explorer and prolific diver, with more than 8,000 dives to date in every sea on Earth, Greg has lived underwater for 30 days in a habitat and has dived to 18,000 feet in submersibles. He is currently vice chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Council on Ocean Governance and has received numerous awards including the US Navy and National Science Foundation Antarctic Service Medal. Dr. Stone has given a TED talk and appeared in Discovery Channel and National Geographic documentaries.
His sixth story in National Geographic was published in September, 2012 about seamounts. His most recent book, Underwater Eden, was released in December, 2012 by University of Chicago Press.