Science: Undersea Probe

"I feel," said Richard Montgomery Field last week, "like a hunter who has suddenly changed bow and arrow for a modern rifle."

The trim, white-hulled ketch Atlantis, research ship of the Woods Hole (Mass.)

Oceanographic Institution, was back in its snug port after a month at sea, bringing a rich haul of new knowledge about the submerged land off the Atlantic Coast — harvest of an idea that the chunky, 50-year-old geology professor at Princeton University and his associates had been working on for three years. Dr. Field had no thought of learning anything...

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