Exploring the deep ocean:
Looking backwards and at the future

Don Walsh, Ph.D.
International Maritime, Inc.
Myrtle Point, Oregon

Wednesday, April 8, 1998
3:30 p.m.—Pacific Forum

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Using color slides, this lecture will illustrate the history of exploring the deep ocean from 900 BC to the present. Of course, "deep ocean" is a relative term, and 10 meters would have qualified as "deep" nearly 3,000 years ago. Technology has made the difference.

Explorers have now visited the deepest places in the world ocean at 11,000 meters, using both manned and remotely controlled submersibles. After reviewing past explorations and the present situation, the lecture will attempt to predict future directions for deep-ocean exploration.

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