EXPLORING THE OCEAN. Ms. Bridgeland 6 th Grade. Why have people been interested in studying the ocean since ancient times?. 3 Major R easons. 1) Ocean provides FOOD 2) Serves as a route for TRADE 3) Is a way to TRAVEL Travel to have accurate maps Fame for scientific discoveries.
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*The crew of a British ship, THE CHALLENGER began a voyage in 1872
*lasted about 1,000 days
*first ship used for OCEAN RESEARCH
*by the end of the journey, scientists on the ship had gathered enough data to collect 4,000 new organisms
*gathered data on temperature, currents, water chemistry, ocean floor deposits
*led by Captain James Cook
*was a model for later ocean research expeditions