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24 December 2010

A Famous Ocean Floor Map

The 1977 World Ocean Floor Map created by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp. Image taken from here. One of the most famous world maps is the 1977 World Ocean Floor Map (see above) created by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp, a pioneering female oceanographer and kick-ass female scientist. Prior to the publication of this map, scientists had very little idea of what the seafloor looked like on a global scale. …

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