Event Summary

Descent to ocean floor by William Beebe and Otis Barton in a new bathysphere

Date

1934

Description

Descent to ocean floor by William Beebe and Otis Barton in a new bathysphere (a tethered sphere) to a depth of a half mile, where they glimpse a previously unseen world of living lights and bizarre fish

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Timeline 2

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Record ID

599