Event Summary

Louis F. de Pourtales disputes theory that marine life does not exist below 300 fathoms

Date

1853

Description

Swiss-born associate of Harvard scientist Louis Agassiz, Louis F. de Pourtales disputes azoic theory of Scot Edward Forbes (1843) that marine life does not exist below 300 fathoms

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Timeline 2

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Record ID

566