By Gary E. Weir
Via global conflicts and the chilly warfare, the united states army and American ocean scientists drew nearer, changing a wedding of necessity right into a courting of feat. starting in 1919, this examine strains the 1st forty two years in their joint quest to appreciate one another and the deep ocean.
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Although this combination seemed to have little to do with ocean science of interest to the SELLING BELLEVUE 15 navy, conditions created by these animals oVered an excellent opportunity for hydrographic and oceanographic studies. The Hawaiian Islands Bird Reservation, a chain of small islands jutting into the PaciWc northwesterly from Honolulu, had long suVered from a major environmental imbalance. At the turn of the century, small domestic rabbits were introduced on Lysinski Island, one of the smaller links in the chain and a breeding ground for a wide variety of rare birds.
With the approval of incoming Navy Secretary Curtis Wilbur, Roosevelt took Vaughan’s advice and began preparations to convene a federal Interagency Conference on Oceanography (ICO) in Washington on 1 July 1924. He wanted conference participants to suggest the most proWtable application of naval and national resources for oceanographic exploration. The usefulness of this type of venture was not lost on the Xeet, but its oYcers had their own perspective on the role surveying ships might play. Rear Adm.
They requested at least a single vessel and crew from the navy and hoped for more to explore this body of water and the areas immediately adjacent in the North Atlantic and down to the Canal Zone. Thereafter, the work could expand into the PaciWc with an initial emphasis on the northern portions of that ocean. Universities, research institutions, and the federal government could together provide the balance of the expedition’s requirements. A group of specialists assigned to the problem during the ICO estimated that instruments and equipment would cost $50,000, with the navy, other federal agencies, and private institutions sharing the burden.
An Ocean in Common: American Naval Officers, Scientists, and the Ocean Environment (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by Gary E. Weir