Scientists' lights blind deep-sea shrimp
Lights on the minisubmarines that scientists use to explore life around deep-sea hydrothermal vents may be permanently blinding shrimp there.
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The Web site "Ocean Adventure" offers a quick introduction to deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The site includes pictures of tubeworms and vent shrimp as well as a list of references (http://library.advanced.org/18828/).
Peter J. Herring
Southampton Oceanography Centre
Southampton SO14 3ZH
Robert N. Jinks
Franklin & Marshall University
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 14, April 3, 1999, p. 219. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.