Greg Stone is Executive Vice President of Conservation International and a leading expert on ocean science and conservation. He has logged more than 8,000 scuba dives throughout the world, lived underwater for 30 days, and explored the ocean in submersibles to a depth of 18,000 feet. Greg has written several articles for National Geographic magazine, including the September 2012 story on seamounts. He has also written three award-winning books, and he is widely published in the scientific literature. He has appeared in National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries and has given an invited TED talk. Greg is vice chair of the World Economic Forum Oceans Council and has received numerous awards, including the U.S. Navy and National Science Foundation Antarctica Service Medal. His latest book, Underwater Eden, chronicles a project he led to create one of the world's largest marine protected areas surrounding the Phoenix Islands in the Pacific.