Talk:Sigsbee Deep

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This piece should probably be renamed "Mexico Basin" as that term will be used on charts and maps produced by the Federal agencies, many institutions that follow United States Board on Geographic Names and international naming conventions. Thus many users will probably use that as a search term. A redirect from "Sigsbee Deep" is necessary as that name was in widespread use in both official and common practice in the past and popular use in the U.S. today. Palmeira (talk) 19:02, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

After digging into references I would now lean toward keeping Sigsbee deep despite the BGN action and use by U.S. and probably Mexican governments. The GEBCO IHO authority rejected the U.S. rename recommendation for history and, in this case, the geographic/geology preference over personal/discovery naming has not been really accepted outside the official and official linked organizations. Recent literature still refers to the Sigsbee Deep. Sigsbee, his modification of Thompson's machine used in the surveys that played such a role in early understanding of the oceans was a singular event and the name, dating from those days, is solidly established as the GEBCO committee noted. Palmeira (talk) 02:02, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Jim Toomey and Sherman's Lagoon[edit]

Perhaps worth noting here or on related pages: This past Tuesday (6/11) the noted cartoonist was "Artist-in-Residence" and was taken down Sigsbee in DSV Alvin. His comics this week are all taking place down there. See [1] Choor monster (talk) 12:12, 13 June 2014 (UTC)