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Dive 17: Methane Hydrate...And Bubbles!

During the final dive of the expedition, Deep Discoverer encountered gas hydrate mounds, ice worms, chemosynthetic communities, and active gas seeps. In this video, you can see droplets of methane coming out of the seafloor that are that encased with methane hydrate.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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