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Marie Tharp
Updated: 9/21/2020
Marie Tharp
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  • Marie Tharp was a Geologist and oceanic cartographer.
  • Women were prohibited from joining some research projects at first and this made it difficult for her.
  • She would create detailed profiles of the ocean floor.
  • She believed in continental drift and at the time it sounded impossible so nobody believed her.
  • Marie Tharp's discoveries in contenental drift were later discovered to be true and many people were surprised.
  • Her discoveries were the first leading proof on how earthquakes and tectonic plates worked.
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