Oceanography: The Search for Thresher

The job, said the weary oceanographer, is every bit as tough as "standing in a gale and fog on top of a building a mile and a half high and trying to lower a pingpong ball on a string into a tomato can on the sidewalk."

The job may be even tougher than that. Nonetheless, the U.S. Navy is determined to locate the sunken nuclear submarine Thresher, 8,000 ft. down on the cold, dark bottom of the North Atlantic. No wreck has ever been found or even seriously searched for at so great a...

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