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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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Plate III. Second Cruise of H.M.S. PORCUPINE -1869. Published in "The Depths of the Sea" by C. Wyville Thomson in 1873. Prolific life forms were brought to the surface from dredge station 37 in 2435 fathoms depth exploding forever the 300-fathom azoic theory of Edward Forbes and paving the way for the British Government to support the CHALLENGER Expedition.
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Map accompanying first edition of IHO Publication Limits of Oceans and Seas, Special Publication 23.
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Map accompanying second edition of IHO Publication Limits of Oceans and Seas, Special Publication 23.
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First attempt to draw a profile of the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. In: Maury's 1853 edition of Wind and Current Charts.
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First bathymetric map ever produced. Map of floor of North Atlantic Ocean in Maury's 1853 edition of Wind and Current Charts.
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Bathymetric map of North Atlantic Ocean showing the track of H.M.S. CHALLENGER produced in 1873 by Augustus Petermann and published in Petermann's Geographische Mitheilungen for 1873, Map 24.
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Western portion of profile of North Atlantic Ocean published in "Evolution of Earth Structure" by T.M. Reade, 1903. P. 86.
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Eastern portion of profile of North Atlantic Ocean published in "Evolution of Earth Structure" by T.M. Reade, 1903. P. 86.
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Map of the Arctic and Antarctic Regions as published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen 1865. Antarctic section of map. Shows main explorers and their accomplishments by color coding.
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Map of the Arctic and Antarctic Regions as published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen 1865. Arctic section of map. Shows main explorers and their accomplishments by color coding.
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Map of the Kara Sea showing the explorations of Captain E. H. Johannesen in 1869. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen . A few depths noted in fathoms.
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Map of Vancouver Island showing offshore bathymetry and topography of Vancouver Island. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1869. Reporting on expedition of Robert Brown for the British Admiralty.
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Map showing expeditions through Bering Strait and into the Asiatic and American Ice Sea (present day Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Map shows expedition routes of various explorers from 1648-1867. Depths in fathoms. Curiously significantly more sounding information on this map than the contemporaneous Kara Sea map shown in map00349. Published in Petermann's Geographische 1869.
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Map of the northern extent and influence of the Gulf Stream with isotherms. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1870. This map shows summertime surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean.
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Map of the northern extent and influence of the Gulf Stream with isotherms. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1870. This map shows wintertime surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean.
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The configuration of the seafloor off the east coast of the United States as determined by the United States Coast Survey. Hudson Canyon off New York and New Jersey is shown on this map as is Pourtales Plateau off the Florida Keys. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1870. Different bottom materials and the shelf break are shown on these maps.
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Results of the Swedish North Atlantic-Arctic Expedition under Nordenskiold and Von Otter in 1868. This expedition penetrated to about 81 40 North and acquired some of the first deep sea soundings in the Arctic Ocean. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1870.
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Depths and temperatures in Bering Straits as observed by William Healy Dall on the Coast Survey schooner YUKON in 1880. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1881.
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Data table associated with observation of depths and temperatures in Bering Strait as observed by William Healy Dall on the Coast Survey Schooner YUKON in 1880. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1881.
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Bathymetric map of a portion of the Timor Sea from data acquired by Alexander Forrest. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1881. Also shows NW coast of Australia.
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Bathymetric map of the Indian Ocean as published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1889. The paucity of depth information is striking relative to contemporaneous bathymetric maps of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
1889
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A tsunami time-travel map by Ferdinand Hochstetter published in Petermann's Geographische for the Arica, Peru, earthquake ( 8.5 to 9.0 magnitude) of August 13, 1868. Tsunamis were observed throughout much of the Pacific Ocean for the next two days. Average depths along the travel lines are computed depths (method developed by Superintendent Bache of the USCS in 1855.)
1869
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"Chart Showing the Discoveries Tracks and Surveys of Arctic Exploring Expedition of 1860 and 1861. I. I. Hayes Commanding." Map compiled by Charles A. Schott of the U.S. Coast Survey for the Smithsonian Institution. Published in January 1865.
1865
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Southern portion of ""Chart Showing the Discoveries Tracks and Surveys of Arctic Exploring Expedition of 1860 and 1861. I. I. Hayes Commanding." Map compiled by Charles A. Schott of the U.S. Coast Survey for the Smithsonian Institution. Published in January 1865.
1865
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Title page of "Deep Sea Researches Made During the Voyage of the Nautical Shool-Ship 'MERCURY." This ship took delinquent boys and orphan boys from New York on a cruise to Africa and return and instructed them in navigation and in oceanographic techniques.
1871
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Cross-Section of the Atlantic Basin at Latitude 12 N extending from Sierra Leone to Barbados. This profile was made as a result of sounding taken on the School-Ship MERCURY, a vessel for training orphan boys and delinquent boys in nautical and oceanographic science. The sounding at 45 W indicated the southern extension of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from the Azores.
1871
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The "Mickey Mouse Salt Domes" as they were called by Paul Grim of NOAA's EEZ mapping program in 1989. These domes were first surveyed by the NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL, the largest dome being named Mitchell Dome for the ship. Whiting Dome, named for the NOAA Ship WHITING is the large dome to the NW. These are among the largest salt domes in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico 2011
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Computer enhanced multibeam bathymetry map of the northwestern and northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf and slope. The continental slope surface shows both intraslope basins and higher relief ridges and domes that are expressions of salt masses in the shallow subsurface. Much of this image was from the NOAA EEZ mapping project of 1987-1991.
Gulf of Mexico 2006
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Arctic Ocean by Alexander Supan. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1891. Graphic 14.
Arctic Ocean 1891
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Arctic Ocean region (Polarkarte) showing Fruheren und Heutigen Menschengrenze by Kurt Hassert. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1891. Graphic 11.
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The Sargasso Sea by Professor Dr. Otto Krummel. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1891. Graphic 10.
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Deep Sea Soundings and Expeditions between 1888 and 1890 by Alexander Supan. The numbers indicate hundreds of meters - i.e., 42 = 4200 meters. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1892. Graphic 4.
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Temperature of surface waters of the ocean by Dr. Gerhard Schott. 1895. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1895.
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Specific Gravity of Surface Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Stream by Adolph Lindenkohl of the U.S. Coast Survey. 1896. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1896. Graphic 3.
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Temperature of Surface Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Stream by Adolph Lindenkohl of the U.S. Coast Survey. 1896. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1896. Graphic 3.
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Specific Gravity of Surface Waters of the North Pacific Ocean by Adolph Lindenkohl of the U.S. Coast Survey. 1897. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1897. Graphic 19.
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Portion of map produced by members of the Siboga Expedition under Dr. Max Weber in the Dutch East Indies. 6505 meters was the deepest depth noted in the Banda Sea although this seems to be in doubt.
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Endangered sea turtle cruises a coral reef in the Florida Keys.
Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys.
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Sharks are a valuable fishery for their fins, a delicacy in the Orient.
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Ocean sunfish floats serenely in midwater. Mola mola.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida.
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School of myctophid midwater fish are important prey for game fish.

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