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Where are gas hydrates found?

Gas hydrates are found in sub-oceanic sediments in the polar regions (shallow water) and in continental slope sediments (deep water), where pressure and temperature conditions combine to make them stable.

Image shows a map of the world with locations of gas hydrates marked
Map showing locations where gas hydrate has been recovered, where gas hydrate is inferred to be present on the basis of seismic data, and where gas hydrate drilling expeditions have been completed in permafrost or deep marine environments, also leading to recovery of gas hydrate.