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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Catalog of Images

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Naturalist's dream of mermaids collecting in the deep. In: "The Voyage of H. M. S. CHALLENGER A Summary....", Part I, p. xii. Library Call Number Q115.C4 1880 summary pt. 1.
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Anemometer, thermometer, current drag, sextant, and carbonic acid apparatus. In: "The Voyage of H. M. S. CHALLENGER A Summary....", Part I, p. xxxi. Library Call Number Q115.C4 1880 summary pt. 1.
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Whimsical view of the freedom and beauty of the sea. In: "The Voyage of H. M. S. CHALLENGER A Summary....", Part I, p. xxxv. Library Call Number Q115.C4 1880 summary pt. 1.
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H. M. S. CHALLENGER preparing to sound, 1872. In: "The Voyage of H. M. S. CHALLENGER A Summary....", Part I, p. xxxix. Library Call Number Q115.C4 1880 summary pt. 1.
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Sifting deposit looking for various forms of life from the deep sea. In: "The Voyage of H. M. S. CHALLENGER A Summary....", Part I, p. xlix. Library Call Number Q115.C4 1880 summary pt. 1.
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Trawl, dredge, tow-net, water-bottle, sounding machine, and sieves. In: "The Voyage of H. M. S. CHALLENGER A Summary....", Part I, p. liii. Library Call Number Q115.C4 1880 summary pt. 1.
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Bathymetric map of the Gulf of Alaska by Harold Murray of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. The seamounts are named for C&GS hydrographers. In: "Submarine Mountains in the Gulf of Alaska" by Harold W. Murray of the C&GS. Published in Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 1941, Vol 52, pp. 333-362.
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Dead Reckoning Lines in the Gulf of Alaska. Showing the systematic planning of tracklines year by year from 1925 to 1939 by the Coast and Geodetic Survey. In: "Submarine Mountains in the Gulf of Alaska" by Harold W. Murray of the C&GS. Published in Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 1941, Vol 52, pp. 333-362. Offprint call number: 526.98 M98.
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Large submarine depression in the continental shelf off Prince of Wales Island discovered by the Coast and Geodetic Survey. In: "Submarine Mountains in the Gulf of Alaska" by Harold W. Murray of the C&GS. Published in Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 1941, Vol 52, pp. 333-362. Offprint call number: 526.98 M98.
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Profiles of submarine mountains discovered in the Gulf of Alaska by systematic Coast and Geodetic tracklines between 1925 and 1939. Pratt and Welker are the prototype "guyots" described by Harry Hess a few years later. In: "Submarine Mountains in the Gulf of Alaska" by H. W. Murray. In: "Submarine Mountains in the Gulf of Alaska". Published in Bulletin of the GSA, V. 52, 1941
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Profiles of Giacomini Seamount discovered in the Gulf of Alaska by systematic Coast and Geodetic tracklines between 1925 and 1939. In: "Submarine Mountains in the Gulf of Alaska" by Harold W. Murray of the C&GS. Published in Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 1941, Vol 52, pp. 333-362. Offprint call number: 526.98 M98.
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Obtaining soundings in shallow water. In: "L'Ocean" by J. Thoulet, 1904. Library Call Number GC11.T49 1904.
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Various sounding instruments and deepsea thermometers. In: "L'Ocean" by J. Thoulet, 1904. Library Call Number GC11.T49 1904.
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Deploying and recovering the deepsea trawl. In: "L'Ocean" by J. Thoulet, 1904. Library Call Number GC11.T49 1904.
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Preparing and deploying a deepsea trawl net. In: "L'Ocean" by J. Thoulet, 1904. Library Call Number GC11.T49 1904.
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A fish trap being deployed and the mooring to find it later. In: "L'Ocean" by J. Thoulet, 1904. Library Call Number GC11.T49 1904.
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Deepsea reversing thermometers. In: "L'Ocean" by J. Thoulet, 1904. Library Call Number GC11.T49 1904.
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A secchi disk for observing ocean visibility; water sampling bottles; the water chemistry laboratory equipment; and bottles for studying subsurface currents. In: "L'Ocean" by J. Thoulet, 1904. Library Call Number GC11.T49 1904.
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Title to map published in Congressional Report depicting work of Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS in conducting deep sea soundings for a telegraphic cable survey. This map is very modern in appearance and was among the first to depict individual stand-alone seamounts.
Pacific Ocean, SW of Monterey Bay, California
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Three-dimensional image of Monterey Canyon, termed a "gully" in this image. This image is the first attempt to depict a 3-dimensional view of a submarine canyon and incorporated soundings from the Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Fish Commission. This highly simplistic view was constructed from relatively sparse soundings and does not capture the complexity of the canyon system.
California, Monterey Bay 1892
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Portion of map in Congressional Report depicting work of Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS in conducting deep sea soundings for a telegraphic cable survey. This map is very modern in appearance and was among the first to depict individual stand-alone seamounts.
Pacific Ocean, SW of Monterey Bay, California 1989
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Portion of map in Congressional Report depicting work of Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS in conducting deep sea soundings for a telegraphic cable survey. This map is very modern in appearance and was among the first to depict individual stand-alone seamounts.
Pacific Ocean, SW of Monterey Bay, California 1989
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Portion of map in Congressional Report depicting work of Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS in conducting deep sea soundings for a telegraphic cable survey. This map is very modern in appearance and was among the first to depict individual stand-alone seamounts.
Pacific Ocean, SW of Monterey Bay, California 1989
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Frontispiece to : "Natural History of the European Seas" by Edward Forbes ( posthumously) and edited by Robert Godwin-Austen. Forbes' initials are in the lower right of this whimsical cartoon depicting deep sea dredging for marine fauna.
The Universal Ocean 1855 ca.
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Title page of Edwards Forbes' paper concerning a dredging expedition in the Aegean Sea. Forbes set forth the concept that no life existed below 300 fathoms inspiring numerous pioneeer oceanographers to devise means to prove him wrong. In: The Annual Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for the year 1843. NOAA Central Library Journal collection.
1843
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End page of Edward Forbes' paper in which he challenges the scientific community to seek new knowledge of the sea and lays the groundwork for government support of oceanography. In: The Annual Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for the year 1843. NOAA Central Library Journal collection.
1843
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End page of Edward Forbes' paper in which he challenges the scientific community to seek new knowledge of the sea and lays the groundwork for government support of oceanography. In: The Annual Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for the year 1843. NOAA Central Library Journal collection.
1843
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The United States Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS. In: Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission for 1896. P. 259. NOAA Central Library Call No. SH11 .A25.
1896
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Diagram depicting depth of water as related to angle and scope of dredge rope for operations conducted off the United States Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS . Cut 68 in: "Deep-sea exploration : A General Description of the Steamer ALBATROSS, Her Appliances and Methods," by Zera L. Tanner. 1897. NOAA Central Library Call No. VM453 .T36 1897 .
1897
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Sigsbee Sounding Machine mounted on the stern of the United States Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS. End plate of : "Deep-sea exploration : A General Description of the Steamer Albatross, Her Appliances and Methods," by Zera L. Tanner. 1897. NOAA Central Library Call No. VM453 .T36 1897 .
1897
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Results of first deepsea dredging cruise conducted by the Commissioner of Fisheries off the Coast Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. The results of this first deep sea work by the forerunner of today's NMFS was published in: "Report on the Dredgings in the Region of St. George's Banks, in 1872" by S. I. Smith and O. Harger. Trans. of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. III., Part I, 1874.
Georges Bank Area, New England 1874
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Results of first deepsea dredging cruise conducted by the Commissioner of Fisheries off the Coast Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. The results of this first deep sea work by the forerunner of today's NMFS was published in: "Report on the Dredgings in the Region of St. George's Banks, in 1872" by S. I. Smith and O. Harger. Trans. of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. III., Part I, 1874.
Georges Bank Area, New England 1874
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Results of first deepsea dredging cruise conducted by the Commissioner of Fisheries off the Coast Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. The results of this first deep sea work by the forerunner of today's NMFS was published in: "Report on the Dredgings in the Region of St. George's Banks, in 1872" by S. I. Smith and O. Harger. Trans. of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. III., Part I, 1874.
Georges Bank Area, New England 1874
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Results of first deepsea dredging cruise conducted by the Commissioner of Fisheries off the Coast Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. The results of this first deep sea work by the forerunner of today's NMFS was published in: "Report on the Dredgings in the Region of St. George's Banks, in 1872" by S. I. Smith and O. Harger. Trans. of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. III., Part I, 1874.
Georges Bank Area, New England 1874
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Results of first deepsea dredging cruise conducted by the Commissioner of Fisheries off the Coast Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. The results of this first deep sea work by the forerunner of today's NMFS was published in: "Report on the Dredgings in the Region of St. George's Banks, in 1872" by S. I. Smith and O. Harger. Trans. of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. III., Part I, 1874.
Georges Bank Area, New England 1874
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Results of first deepsea dredging cruise conducted by the Commissioner of Fisheries off the Coast Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. The results of this first deep sea work by the forerunner of today's NMFS was published in: "Report on the Dredgings in the Region of St. George's Banks, in 1872" by S. I. Smith and O. Harger. Trans. of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. III., Part I, 1874.
Georges Bank Area, New England 1874
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Results of first deepsea dredging cruise conducted by the Commissioner of Fisheries off the Coast Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. The results of this first deep sea work by the forerunner of today's NMFS was published in: "Report on the Dredgings in the Region of St. George's Banks, in 1872" by S. I. Smith and O. Harger. Trans. of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. III., Part I, 1874.
Georges Bank Area, New England 1874
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Results of first deepsea dredging cruise conducted by the Commissioner of Fisheries off the Coast Survey Steamer A. D. BACHE. The results of this first deep sea work by the forerunner of today's NMFS was published in: "Report on the Dredgings in the Region of St. George's Banks, in 1872" by S. I. Smith and O. Harger. Trans. of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. III., Part I, 1874.
Georges Bank Area, New England 1874
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United States Coast Survey Steamer BIBB at Dry Tortugas, Florida. At this time, the BIBB was engaged in conducting dredging work south of the Florida Keys under the direction of Louis F. de Pourtales who discovered life below 300 fathoms.
Florida, Dry Tortugas 1868
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A crewman operates a light-registering fathometer while wearing a home-designed U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey logo embossed work shirt.
1935 ca.
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The first map demonstrating the continuity of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge median rift valley as published in: "The Floors of the Oceans. I. The North Atlantic," by Bruce C. Heezen, Marie Tharp, and Maurice Ewing. 1959. Plate 20. NOAA Central Library Call No. G83. H43 1959. Vol. 1.
Atlantic Ocean 1959
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3-Dimensional image of Monterey Canyon system, Pioneer and Guide Seamounts, and approximately 9,000 square nautical miles of continental slope area. This image was derived from approximately 4,000,000 soundings acquired by the NOAA Exclusiv e Economic Zone Mapping Project. At the time this was made, it was the largest computer-generated 3-D view of the seafloor ever generated by multi-beam data.
California, Monterey Bay area 1989
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3-Dimensional image of Monterey Canyon system, Pioneer and Guide Seamounts, and approximately 9,000 square nautical miles of continental slope area. This image was derived from approximately 4,000,000 soundings acquired by the NOAA Exclusiv e Economic Zone Mapping Project. At the time this was made, it was the largest computer-generated 3-D view of the seafloor ever generated by multi-beam data.
California, Monterey Bay area 1989
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3-Dimensional image of Monterey Canyon system, Pioneer and Guide Seamounts, and approximately 9,000 square nautical miles of continental slope area. This image was derived from approximately 4,000,000 soundings acquired by the NOAA Exclusiv e Economic Zone Mapping Project. At the time this was made, it was the largest computer-generated 3-D view of the seafloor ever generated by multi-beam data.
California, Monterey Bay area 1989
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A huge wave in a cyclone experienced on board the HIRONDELLE in 1887. In: Richard, J., 1907, "L'Oceanographie," p. 152. Paris, Vuibert & Nony Editeurs. Library Call Number 525.8 R51.
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Dr. Harris B. Stewart, Chief Oceanographer of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, explaining the operation of the Nansen Bottle to Ceylonese scientists visiting the C&GS Ship PIONEER during the International Indian Ocean Expedition.
1964 May 20
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Dr. Robert Dietz of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography discussing scientifi c findings of the International Indian Ocean Expedition on board the USC&GS Ship PIONEER at Colombo, Ceylon. Dr. Dietz coined the term "sea-floor spreading" a few years earlier to describe the process of seafloor accretion at active oceanic ridges.
1964 May 20
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Dr. Francis P. Shepard, the "father of marine geology," discussing scientific findings of the International Indian Ocean Expedition with a Ceylonese colleague at a meeting hosted by the Ceylon Association for the Advancement of Science.
1964 May 20
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Dr. Francis P. Shepard, the "father of marine geology," discussing scientific findings of the International Indian Ocean Expedition with a Ceylonese colleague at a meeting hosted by the Ceylon Association for the Advancement of Science.
1964 May 20
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Dr. Harris B. Stewart, Chief Oceanographer of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, and chief scientist aboard the USC&GS Ship PIONEER during the International Indian Ocean Expedition, explains scientific apparatus to visiting newsmen at Colombo, Ceylon.
1964 May 20

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