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earliest diagrams of echo-sounding Cartoon depicting deep sea dredging Marine Dredge Benjamin Pierce

Early diagram of echo-sounding

Cartoon depicting deep sea dredging

Marine Dredge

Benjamin Pierce

Steam winch with steel wire Contoured map of Monterey Bay Bathymetric map of shoal area in Mid-Atlantic Grave Specimens of Globigerina

Steam winch with steel wire

Contoured map of Monterey Bay

Bathymetric map of shoal area in Mid-Atlantic Grave

Specimens of Globigerina

Various coral species Exploring using a sidescan sonar Survey of Trincomalee Canyon Releasing a meterological radiosonde balloon

Various coral species

Explorers using a sidescan sonar

Survey of Trincomalee Canyon

Releasing a meterological radiosonde balloon

Coast Survey Steamer Blake Electronic Position Indicator The C&GS Ship Pioneer Early magnetic profile

Coast Survey Steamer Blake

Electronic Position Indicator

The C&GS Ship Pioneer

Early magnetic profile

Using a precision depth recorder Ferdinand Hassler Alexander Bache Gulf Stream Chart

Using a precision depth recorder

Ferdinand Hassler

Alexander Dallas Bache

1880 Gulf Stream chart

The ill-fated Washington Coast Survey Steamer Bibb Equipment on the HMS Challenger Coast Survey Steamer Hassler

The ill-fated Washington

Coast Survey Steamer Bibb

Equipment on the HMS Challenger

Coast Survey Steamer Hassler

sounding machine First modern bathymetric map Steel wire onboard Blake The Blake

Sigsbee Sounding Machine

First modern bathymetric map

Steel wire onboard Blake

The Blake

Fisheries Steamer Albatross Plankton nets Weather kite Soundings map

Fisheries Steamer Albatross

Plankton nets

Weather kite

Soundings map

Dorsey Fathometer Davidson seamount Submarine mountains Radio acoustic ranging (RAR)

Dorsey Fathometer

Davidson seamount

Submarine mountains

Radio acoustic ranging (RAR)

Timing a bomb fuse Seismic reflection map Navigation lattice old fashioned diver

Timing a bomb fuse

Seismic reflection map

Navigation lattice

Diver

ship wreck etching

Ship wreck etching

 

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