Roger Revelle and Robert Dietz discussing the significance of lithfied globigerina ooze dredged from Western Pacific

Roger Revelle and Robert Dietz, co-chief scientists on the MidPac Expedition, 1950, discussing the significance of lithfied globigerina ooze dredged from Western Pacific. The Cretaceous fossils enclosed indicated a much younger age than expected - a mystery which remained unresolved until later explained by plate tectonics and continental drift., Credit Line: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Roger Revelle and Robert Dietz, co-chief scientists on the MidPac Expedition, 1950, discussing the significance of lithfied globigerina ooze dredged from Western Pacific. The Cretaceous fossils enclosed indicated a much younger age than expected - a mystery which remained unresolved until later explained by plate tectonics and continental drift.
Subject(s): Laboratories
Fossils
Conversation
Portraits, Group
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Date Created: circa 1960
Credit Line: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: Scripps Institute of Oceanography C1