Science: Oceanographic Survey

The "Executive Interim Committee"— such is the extraordinary name by which a group of naval officers and scientists is known. They have been meeting in Washington planning the initial steps of the proposed Naval Oceanographic Survey. For the first expedition of the summer they have planned a trip through the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, possibly to be extended through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands. They have tentatively decided on the Solace, a merchant vessel of 5,000 tons, built in 1896 and converted into a hospital ship during the Spanish-American...

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