Chunk of Gas Hydrate

Hands pull a chunk of frozen ice from a core collection tube, the ice is lumpy and interspersed with dark sediment.

Detailed Description

In 2010, the U.S. Geological Survey recovered white chunks of gas hydrate (methane ice) mixed with gray sediment a few feet below the seafloor in the Arctic Ocean at a water depth of approximately 8,000 feet.


Image Dimensions: 4000 x 3000

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Location Taken: US