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Discovery of first active seep in Antarctica provides new understanding of methane cycle – Mirage News

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The discovery of the first active methane seep in Antarctica is providing scientists new understanding of the methane cycle and the…

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – The discovery of the first active methane seep in Antarctica is providing scientists new understanding of the methane cycle and the role methane found in this region may play in warming the planet.
A methane seep is a location where methane gas escapes from an underground reservoir and into the ocean. Methane seeps have been found throughout the world’s oceans, but the one discovered in the Ross Sea was the first active seep found in Antarctica, said Andrew Thurber, a marine e…

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