Must know 7 facts about Marie Tharp


Tharp seamlessly integrated science and art

She wasn’t allowed to set foot on a ship for the first 17 years

She made the spectacular discovery of a 10,000-mile ridge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in 1953

She didn’t get recognized until very late in life

She received the Lamont-Doherty Heritage Award for her outstanding contribution to oceanography

She had a deep desire to make maps

The ocean map she produced was so large that only a single printer in the country could make it