Science: Red Sea Swimmer

Some scientists do things as work that other people do for pleasure. Dr. Eugenie Clark, 29, comely ichthyologist of New York's American Museum of Natural History, picked as her job a stint of swimming in the warm Red Sea. She made her base at Ghardaqa, Egypt, where Fouad University has a marine biological station. For the next ten months, Dr. Clark was one of the sights of Ghardaqa. The Moslems of Ghardaqa, who wrap their own women like mummies, watched with open amazement as she went down to the sea in a bathing suit. Their jaws dropped even lower when...

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