Eddie Foster History of Oceanography

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  • Feb 27, 1000

    Copper Hooks

    Copper Hooks
    The first recorded use of copper hooks as tools for catching fish (5000 B.C.)
  • Period: Feb 27, 1000 to

    Hisotry of Oceanography

  • Feb 27, 1025

    First Recorded Exploration

    First Recorded Exploration
    The first sea voyage ever recorded. Went from Egypt to the southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula and Red Sea (3200 B.C.)
  • Feb 27, 1150

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great
    Alexander the great started his journey to where the land met the sea. He and his troops expected to battle sea monsters but all they found were the tides. This was the first observation of tides
  • Feb 27, 1200

    Dried Fish

    Dried Fish
    Dried fish were traded in the persian gulf (1200 BC)
  • Feb 27, 1250

    Leif erikson

    Leif erikson
    Leif Erikson and the vikings sailed from Greenland to North America ( 1002 ad.)
  • Feb 27, 1300

    Eratosthenes

    Eratosthenes
    First person to attempt and map the world and try to figure out the diameter. (264-194 B.C.)
  • Feb 27, 1350

    Pliny the Elder

    Pliny the Elder
    Pliny the Elder connected the tides with the moon for the first time, (40 A.D.)
  • Feb 27, 1450

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Prince Henry the Navigator
    Prince Henry sent expeditions down the West coast of Africa.
  • Feb 27, 1487

    Bartholomew

    Bartholomew
    bartholomew and his crew were the first to round the Cape of Good Hope
  • Feb 27, 1492

    Columbus

    Columbus
    Christopher Columbus discovers american
  • Feb 27, 1500

    The Chinease

    The Chinease
    The Chinease were undoubtedly the most technolgicaly advanced nation in the world. They were so advanced that they eventually stopped exploration and trading because no other nation could offer them anything worth trading for
  • Feb 27, 1513

    Vasco Nunez

    Vasco Nunez
    Vasco Nunez crosses Isthmus and enters the pacific ocean from Europe
  • Feb 27, 1519

    Navigation around the World

    Navigation around the World
    Magellan was the first person to attempt to sail around the entire earth. This brought up controversy because it was believed that the earth was flat. He did not complete the journey because he was eaten by cannibals but his crew did finish.
  • Newton

    Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity helped explain the tides along with the moon. This was later published for the world to know
  • James Cook

    James Cook
    First person to ever take soundings and understand the ocean
  • The Challenger

    The Challenger
    The Challenger was the first ship to go out into the sea that had the sole purpose of trying to discover new things and take different readings if the ocean.
  • ICES

    ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas) were oragnized to fund and promote sea exploration.
  • Continental Drift

    Continental Drift
    Alfred Wegener hypothesized the theory of continental drift.
  • NOAA

    NOAA
    NOAA was established to monitor exploration on the water.
  • poseidon

    poseidon
    Satelite launched to monitor changes and information in the worlds oceans.