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Maury
  (môr'ē)   
American naval officer and oceanographer who charted the currents and winds of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and wrote the pioneering book Physical Geography of the Sea (1855).
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Maury, Matthew Fontaine

U.S. naval officer, pioneer hydrographer, and one of the founders of oceanography.

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