Story: Charting the sea floor

Learning about the ocean floor

This animation reveals how knowledge of the New Zealand sea floor has grown. It begins in 1895, when information was very limited, and goes up until the early 2000s, by which time the shape of the seabed was known in incredible detail.

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How to cite this page:

Lionel Carter, 'Charting the sea floor - Evolution of modern charting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/5963/learning-about-the-ocean-floor (accessed 5 April 2020)

Story by Lionel Carter, published 12 Jun 2006