Google pays tribute to American geologist Marie Tharp with Doodle

The doodle celebrates the life of Marie Tharp, an American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who helped prove the theories of continental drift.

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Google is paying tribute to American geologist and oceanographic cartographer, Marie Tharp, who helped prove the theories of continental drift. She co-published the first world map of ocean floors. On November 21 in 1998, the Library of Congress named Ms. Tharp one of the greatest cartographers of the 20th century.

The Google Doodle for today features an interactive biography of Ms. Tharp. Three prominent women, Caitlyn Larsen, Rebecca Nesel, and Dr. Tiara Moore, who are actively carrying on Marie Tharp’s legacy by making advancements in the typically male-dominated fields of ocean science and geology provide narration for her story.


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