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Problems Down Below Divers must have life-support systems so they can breathe underwater. It's very cold and dark. Divers can face tricky currents and dangerous sea creatures. Water pressure is a problem for those who swim in the deep. The deeper the divers go, the heavier the pressure is against their bodies. The pressure in their bodies must be the same as the pressure of the water around them. The Bends The air or gases that divers breathe underwater is "compressed," or tightly packed. When the divers come to the surface, the pressure against their bodies is less. The gases and air inside their bodies expand. If divers come up too fast, a condition called "the bends" can develop. The divers' lungs can be torn when the gases inside expand too fast. Bubbles can get into their bloodstream. They can die. These underwater homes are called^ watch TV in shirt-sleeved comfort.; Habitats i Some divers called aquanauts live for weeks and even months at a time in homes at the bottom of the ocean. itats. The aquanauts eat, sleep, work and even are not many of these habitats operating today. from The Mini Page by Betty Debnam e 1985 Universal Press Syndicate Diving Bells Some divers ride down to their work site in a kind of underwater elevator called a diving bell. (1) When they do this, they usually sit in a special chamber at the surface. While they sit in the chamber, the pressure of their bodies is increased to the pressure of where they will be working. (2) The diving bell is coupled with the chamber and the divers go inside (3) for the ride down. (4) When they are brought up, the bell is again coupled with the chamber and the diver's body pressure is slowly lowered to the pressure at the surface. This can take several days. Mini Spy See if you can find: • bowl • plate • glass • fish • letter T • word MINI • coffee cup • balloon • toothbrush • ice-cream cone • hatchet from The Mini Page by Betty Debnam e 1385 Universal Pitas Syndicate Rookie Cookie's Recipe Easy Coconut Pie You'll need: 4 eggs IVz cups sugar Vz cup self-rising flour Vz cup butter, melted IVz cups coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla What to do: 1. Mix all ingredients in order. 2. Place in greased 10-inch pie pan. (No pie crust is needed.) 3. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.