Science: Deepest Down

''Gosh, it's cold," said Dr. Beebe, below.

''Wear your red flannels next time," said Miss Hollister, above.

"A fish!—a big fish!—it's six feet long!" cried Dr. Beebe.

"What kind is it?''

"It's a pyrosoma."

This colloquy took place one day last week over a telephone cable connecting blonde, comely Gloria Hollister on the deck of a barge with the sturdy little steel ball that was taking William Beebe and Otis Barton to a greater depth in the sea than man had ever reached before.

Early that morning the battered, blackened barge Ready had been towed by the tug...

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