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Map showing the distribution of physiographic zones within the Buzzards Bay study area
December 31, 2014

Map showing distribution of physiographic zones in Buzzards Bay, MA

Map showing the distribution of physiographic zones within the Buzzards Bay study area. The physiographic zone classification is adapted from Kelley and others (1998), and the zones are delineated on the basis of sea-floor morphology and the dominant texture of surficial material.

Split-beam (EK60) sonar image of bubbles (green) in the water column at a seep site overlooking Baltimore Canyon
December 31, 2014

Split-beam (EK60) sonar image of bubbles

Split-beam (EK60) sonar image of bubbles (green) in the water column at a seep site overlooking Baltimore Canyon on the U.S. Atlantic margin. Although the bubbles appear to nearly reach the sea surface, the methane contained in the bubbles would have dissolved and been replaced by other gases by the time the bubbles rise several hundred meters. Since 2012, images such as

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Image of an instrumented bottom lander deployed south of Martha's Vineyard, MA
November 11, 2014

Bottom lander deployed south of Martha's Vineyard, MA

 An instrumented bottom lander is deployed south of Martha's Vineyard, MA in 2014 as part of the “Bottom Stress and the Generation of Vertical Vorticity Over the Inner Shelf” project.

Timeline of past drilling activities
August 24, 2014

Gas Hydrates Drilling Activities

Timeline of past drilling activities conducted by countries, private sector firms, government agencies, and academe that have helped to refine global gas hydrate estimates and possible future drilling and production testing