News Detective: Into the Depths

Reporter Mark Schrope gets cozy in the back of a Johnson-Sea-Link II submersible as it descends more than 1,500 feet below the surface of the Caribbean Sea.

Marguerite Hunt

Into the Depths

I take my place in the cramped back chamber of a Johnson-Sea-Link II submersible. After about 10 minutes, a huge metal frame on the back of the main ship lifts the sub and then gently lowers it into the water.

For a few seconds, I can see waves washing against the porthole. Then the pilot, who sits in t...

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