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2015-04-30 23:00:44

Caligo Ventures, a program of the top-rated Naturalist Journeys birding and wildlife travel company, announces a new Trinidad Ornithology Seminar, led by ornithologist Bill Murphy, author of “The


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William Beebe
2014-01-07 10:37:00

William Beebe was an American who held many titles including naturalist, marine biologist, ornithologist, explorer, and author. He is most famous for the many expeditions he led for the New York Zoological Society, his scientific writings, and his deep dives within the Bathysphere. Beebe was born Charles William Beebe in Brooklyn, New York in 1877. In his early life, The American Museum of Natural History and the environment of East Orange, New Jersey influenced him to explore nature and...

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2010-11-15 16:08:22

A bathysphere, designed John H. J. Butler in 1928, is an un-powered deep-sea submersible that is lowered into the ocean on a cable. Watson Stillman Hydraulic Machinery Company handled the casting of the steel sphere. The first version was too heavy but they created a lighter design consisting of a hollow sphere of 1-inch-thick cast steel. The vessel had quartz windows, the strongest transparent material of the time, and a 400-pound hatch that was bolted down before descent. Oxygen came from...

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