Lt Wtlkes: US Exploratory Expedition of 1838-1839 ^
Past History: Perhaps early man fish viewed the sea he has wondered about it.
Aristotle & his classification of marine forms mistakenly classified a Whale as a fish.
His only mistake in classification of species was the Whale.
Homer: 1000 BC Earth was considered a flat disk
Babylonians: land surrounded by Orion and Dawn.
Psalms of Island #14 re; ocean and sublimation
Greeks: Hesiod- (1000 BC)
Isles of the Blessed (Hisperides ect.)
Plato: 300-400 BC Lost Island of Atlantis (from Greek stories)
Tells the story of Phoeneuous who sailed around East Africa to West Africa through
Gilralon & to Home.
Heroditus defined the world as a sphere in 500 BC.
Me Chirr: In 1853 he completed Passage but partially over Ice
20th Century: Amundsen sails from Norway to Rome, Alassen (1903-1906)
North East Passage from Sweden to thru Bering
North Pole: Nansken, Peary, Parry, Markham
South Pole: Cook (1773), Bellingshausen & Weddill (1800's), Ross (1840), Wilkes
Expedition (1838-1842), Challenger (1874), Scott, Shacleon,
Scoresly: Deaton is in Greenland Sea/Whales
Ehrenbrg; (skeletons of Diatoms in H20 bottom)
Von Humboldtt; Organisms of the Sea
Hooker: Food web starts with Diatoms
Orstidt: blue/green warm sea (Trichodismium)
Dawson: Coral Reef
Miller: Plankton Net
Brooke: Led Maurey to fish map the bottom of the Sea Floor (Bathymitural Map)
(1) 4000 FA lines
(2) Bottom sediment shady
Ben Franklin named and utilized the Gulf Stream for Mail Packet Deliveries
Challenger: Sir John Murray, Sir Thompson, Used the Miller Net
Natural History Professors: Thompson frustrated M.D & Murray
Thompson: Porcupem Voyage (1869) & Lightening Voyage (1868)