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Oceanography Scrapbook

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S: Oceanography Scrapbook

FC: Keisha Moore | OcEaNoGrApHy ScRaPbOoK

1: Maury is considered to be the "Father of Oceanography" and his contribute to the ocean is that Maury is the Physical Geography of the Sea.

2: Charles Darwin | He was a naturalist aboard the HSM Beagle and figured out the formation of coral reefs.

3: EDWARD FORBES | Forbes studied the vertical distribution of life in the ocean. Concluded that plant life is limited to the sunlight zone near the water's surface

4: THE HSM CHALLENGER found 1,717 new species and recorded the water depth of the Mariana Trench

5: Alfred Wegener | Created a theory on tectonic plates and pangea broke apart 180 million years ago.

6: The Ming Dynasty sent large ships on diplomatic missions with a navigational compass. The Chinese only reached to Africa. | chinese

7: Captain James Cook | went on 3 voyages and used a marine chronometer to keep accurate time on the ship created by John Harrison. Cook as well mapped the regions in the ocean.

8: Fridtjof Nansen He was on the Fram Ship and proved that the water has high salinity. Created the Nansen bottle for accurate depth sampling

9: Victor Hansen solved the commercial of abundance fish by studying planktology. Found out that most microscopic ocean life are found in cold waters.

10: Benjamin Franklin | Franklin's nephew created a chart of the gulf stream which helped colonists by shorting their voyages

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