Eyes on the depths

On a recent expedition to the Bahamas, scientists made new discoveries about how deep-sea animals see the world.

By Mark Schrope, 00:00 AM December 12, 2007

In Alice in Wonderland, a girl named Alice slides down a rabbit hole into a bizarre world that seems perfectly normal to the animals living there. But Wonderland is so different from the world above that Alice has a horrible time understanding it.

Scientists who dive into the ocean's depths often feel like Alice because the deep sea is as bizarre as Wonderland. The only way to really understand this watery world, many scientists think, is to look through the eyes of creatures that live ther...

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