Event Summary

British Wyville Thomson leads first worldwide oceanographic cruise aboard HMS Challenger

Date

1873

Description

1873-76--British Wyville Thomson leads first worldwide oceanographic cruise aboard HMSChallenger; Thomson dies and succeeded by John Murray; expedition finds long mountain chains on the sea�s bottom and hundreds of animals previously unknown to science; samples occupy British oceanographers for the next several decades

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Timeline 2

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Record ID

575