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

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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, discussing bottom sampling while holding a large manganese nodule.
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, discussing depth sounding instruments with the press aboard the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER at Colombo, Ceylon.
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 on board the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER at a press conference in Colombo, Ceylon. Looking on were Dr. Robert Dietz, an early pioneer in plate tectonic theory, and Dr. Harris B. Stewart, Chief Oceanographer of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1964 May 20
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The schooner E. W. SCRIPPS, observed offshore from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography during a biological experiment.
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Map of "Geology of the Sea Bottom in the Approaches to New York Bay." This map depicts the upper reaches of Hudson Canyon and the remnants of a valley in continental shelf. This early physiographic map was published in the Coast and Geodetic Survey Annual Report for 1884, Appendix 13, p. 438. It was drawn by Adolph Lindenkohl and is the earliest published map of a submarine canyon.
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A first contoured map of the Astoria Canyon complex off the entrance to the Columbia River. In: Francis P. Shepard, "Submarine Valleys." The Geographical Review, Volume XXIII, 1933, p. 86.
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Profiles of the Aleutian Trench compiled by Harold W. Murray of the Coast and Geodetic Survey and published in the "Bulletin of the Geological Society of America," Vol. 56, p. 771. Soundings for making these profiles were acquired between 1925 and 1939 by following systematic tracklines from the U. S. West Coast to the Aleutians for hydrographic surveying operations.
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"The Aleutian Trench" compiled by Harold W. Murray of the Coast and Geodetic Survey and published in the "Bulletin of the Geological Society of America," Vol. 56, p. 757-782, Plate I. Soundings for making these profiles were acquired between 1925 and 1939 by following systematic tracklines from the U. S. West Coast to the Aleutians for hydrographic surveying operations.
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"Distribution of Earthquakes" as published in the "Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, p. 93, May, 1936. Captain Nicholas Heck of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey noted that earthquakes were associated with the Mid- Atlantic Ridge in his accompanying paper. Heck first produced a world seismicity map showing the activity on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in 1932.
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"A New Map of Earthquake Distribution", by Captain Nicholas Heck, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. In: The Geographical Review, Vol. XXV, 1935. Pp. 125-130. Heck noted for the first time that earthquakes were associated with the Mid- Atlantic Ridge in his accompanying paper. Heck first produced a world seismicity map showing the activity on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in 1932.
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A model of the seafloor approximately 400 miles north of the Azores. This model was produced by Captain Marvin Paulson of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship EXPLORER in 1963. The EXPLORER was engaged in cable surveys between Norfolk , Virginia, and Brest, France at the time.
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A German map of the seafloor in the equatorial western Pacific. Uses the term "graben" for modern day "trench." This map was included in: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 496. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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A German map of the seafloor in the equatorial western Pacific. Uses the term "graben" for modern day "trench." This map was included in: "Das Deutsche Kolonialreich," by Hans Meyer, 1909. Vol II, p. 496. Library Call Number: Cfd M612 d
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Bathymetric map of the United States continental shelf and slope off the New York Bight area. This map was derived from Coast and Geodetic Survey soundings and was published in the 1970's.
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A plaster 3-D model of the Bowers Ridge and Basin. This feature is located north of the Aleutian Islands in the Bering Sea. This model was constructed by hand in 1967.
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An early published diagram of the principle of echo-sounding. Published in Special Publication No. 3 of the International Hydrographic Bureau, October 1924 . This is among the earliest of published diagrams of the echo-sounding principle.
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Preparing to launch a microbe sampler from the sounding platform. In: Richard, J., 1907, "L'Oceanographie," p. 258. Paris, Vuibert & Nony Editeurs. Library Call Number 525.8 R51.
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The microbe sampler has disappeared into the sea. A complete view of the sounding platform. Richard, J., 1907, "L'Oceanographie," p. 258. Paris, Vuibert & Nony Editeurs. Library Call Number 525.8 R51.
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Prince Albert I of Monaco on the bridge wing of PRINCESS ALICE II in1898. Richard, J., 1907, "L'Oceanographie," p. 254. Paris, Vuibert & Nony Editeurs. Library Call Number 525.8 R51.
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Dr. L. Boutan's first underwater photography apparatus, 1893. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Dr. L. Boutan's second underwater photography apparatus, 1898. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Dr. L. Boutan's third underwater photography apparatus, 1898. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Operating Boutan's third apparatus from a boat by means of a string. In: Reighar d, Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment . " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Boutan's method of obtaining instantaneous photographs of fish. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Boutan's method for using a magnesium flashlight under water. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Water glass designed by Reighard for underwater observation or photography. In: Reighard, Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment," Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Two-foot water glass used for study and photographing of lamprey. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Method of using the reflecting camera for photographic work. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Galvanized iron box with plate-glass front designed by Reighard for use with 5X7 camera. In: Reighard, Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment," " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Tripod top for inclining camera at any angle. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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A reflecting camera shown in section. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Photograph taken in 4-feet of water off Tortugas Islands, Florida. In: Reighard , Jacob, 1907, "The Photography of Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environment. " Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Vol. XXVII, 1907, pp. 41-68.
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Possibly the earliest 3-D image of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This model was made from observations on board the German research vessel METEOR between 1925 and 1927. The model resided in the German Museum of the Sea in Berlin prior to the Second World War. In: Bessmertny, Alexander, 1932. "Das Atlantis Ratsel," plate 7, p. 72. Leipzig, R. Voightlander, Publisher. 572.4 B559a.
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Early concept of the aqualung.
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Captain Nemo observing a giant octopus from the viewing port of the submarine Nautilus. In Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues under the Sea."
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Observing marine life from the Submarine Nautilus. From Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues under the Sea."
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Lieutenant Don Walsh, USN, and Jacques Piccard in the bathyscaphe TRIESTE.
Marianas Trench 1960
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Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography study seafloor material acquired off the Aleutian Islands. It is believed that Harris B. Stewart, future Chief Oceanographer of the Coast and Geodetic Survey and founder of NOAA' s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories is the individual on the left. In: August Gribbin, 1968, "Sea Horizons," p. 65.
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Current measuring device. In: Richard, J., 1907, "L'Oceanographie," p. 176. Paris, Vuibert & Nony Editeurs. Library Call Number 525.8 R51.
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A green laser water penetration system devised by Sylvania Electronic Systems in the late 1970's. Although advertised for fisheries use, this technology has evolved into LIDAR, a system for measuring shallow-water bathymetry and also for into a rapid terrain mapping technique. In: Farooq Hussain, 1970, "Living Underwater, " p. 87. Library Call Number GC65 H8 1970b.
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The very earliest rendition of a bathymetric map of an oceanic basin. Matthew Fontaine Maury published this map in 1853 in "Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts ...." This image was obtained through the courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory Gilliss Library.
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The very earliest rendition of a bathymetric map of an oceanic basin. Matthew Fontaine Maury published this map in 1853 in "Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts ...." This image was obtained through the courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory Gilliss Library.
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Title page to "Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts ...." The very first bathymetric map of an oceanic basin was published in this document. This image was obtained through the courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory Gilliss Library.
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Map from the first systematic ocean mapping surveys. These surveys were conducted by the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER between 1961-63. C&GS ships plied between Hawaii and the Aleutians on Project Seamap until the early 1970's.
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Map from the first systematic ocean mapping surveys. These surveys were conducted by the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship PIONEER between 1961-63. C&GS ships plied between Hawaii and the Aleutians on Project Seamap until the early 1970's.
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Reginald Fessenden and his electric oscillator, the first acoustic device to receive echoes from the bottom as well as from an obstruction in the water. The oscillator was designed as an underwater signalling, communication, and obstruction avoidance device. In "Submarine Signaling," Scientific American Supplement, No. 2071, pp. 168-170, Sept. 11, 1915.
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Reginald Fessenden and his electric oscillator, the first acoustic device to receive echoes from the bottom as well as from an obstruction in the water. The oscillator was designed as an underwater signalling, communication, and obstruction avoidance device. In "Submarine Signaling," Scientific American Supplement, No. 2071, pp. 168-170, Sept. 11, 1915.
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Images relating to acoustic signaling by means of Reginald Fessenden's electric oscillator. In "Submarine Signaling," Scientific American Supplement, No. 2071, pp. 168-170, Sept. 11, 1915.
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A submarine bell-buoy equipped for underwater signaling ready for installation off South Africa. In "Submarine Signaling," Scientific American Supplement, No. 2071, pp. 168-170, Sept. 11, 1915.
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Demonstrating listening device, very similar to a telephone, used on board ships with submarine signaling apparatus. In: "Submarine Signaling," Scientific American Supplement, No. 2071, pp. 168-170, Sept. 11, 1915.

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