Science: Lemuria?

When the late famed Geographer-Naturalist Sir John Murray (1841-1914) was 69 years old he sailed off to investigate the deep-water life and sea-floor topography of the North Atlantic Ocean. During a long and active life he commanded or accompanied dozens of oceanographic expeditions but he never satisfied his curiosity about the Indian Ocean. At his death it was discovered he had left $100,000 to finance an investigation of the water between Arabia and India.

Year ago the Murray trustees completed plans for the John Murray Expedition. Last August the Mabahiss, 140-ft. trawler lent by...

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