Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy describes his wonderful nerdy path to exploring Earthís final frontier. Heís a good example of how you donít have to have a PhD to be a sexy geek, getting in arms races with octopi, and observing an eco-system discovered only 33 years ago!
He also, of course, covers how irresponsible human beings can be in damaging the oceanís environment through over-development, and how we can change the world below the sea-line, if we just leave it alone.
And heís a fantastic storyteller so itís not hard to stay engaged for his entire TED speech.
Iím saddened to hear that he has passed away, the victim of a helicopter crash in Australia. The world has lost a fantastic speaker and an inspiring individual.