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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.

Image ID: map00339, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Collections

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