Methane bubbles flow in small streams out of the sediment on an area of seafloor offshore Virginia north of Washington Canyon.  Quill worms, anemones and patches of microbial mat can be seen in and along the periphery of the seepage area. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 ROV Shakedown and Field Trials in the U.S. Atlantic Canyons.

Methane bubbles flow in small streams out of the sediment on an area of seafloor offshore Virginia north of Washington Canyon.  Quill worms, anemones, and patches of microbial mat can be seen in and along the periphery of the seepage area. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 ROV Shakedown and Field Trials in the U.S. Atlantic Canyons.

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