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Supplies on beach during the MidPac Expedition (1950), this joint Scripps Institution of Oceanography-U.S. Navy expedition discovered the Mid-Pacific Mountain Range on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and confirmed Darwin's theory about the origin of atolls. Expedition scientists on the R/V Horizon (ship) and the navy ship PCE(R) 857 were surprised to find that the seafloor was young, deep and rocky, not flat, old and filled with sediments. 1950.
- Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
- Name: Morita, Richard Y.; Midpac Expedition (1950); Horizon (Ship)
- Date: 1950
- Topic: Oceanography--Field work (land); Beaches; Islands
- Format: image