Event Summary

Edinburgh scientist Edward Forbes concludes that the sea contains no life below 1800�

Date

1841

Description

Edinburgh scientist Edward Forbes asserts that the sea contains no life below 1800� (300 fathoms); this �azoic zone� theory prompts efforts to find such life.

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Timeline 1

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Record ID

561