Close-up of methane hydrate observed at a depth of 1055m, near where bubble plumes were detected in previous sonar data. Methane hydrates, a hydrate patch and chemosynthetic communities were seen during today’s dive, but no active seepage was observed.

Close-up of methane hydrate observed at a depth of 1,055 meters, near where bubble plumes were detected in previous sonar data. Methane hydrates, a hydrate patch and chemosynthetic communities were seen during today’s dive, but no active seepage was observed. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

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