Collecting Methane Hydrate from a Seep

Image shows gas being collected by an ROV at the bottom of the sea

Detailed Description

Methane bubbles bound in hydrate. These bubbles, caught by the gas tight sampler, have had ice-like crystalline structures called hydrate form around them. Hydrate has a very specific range of temperature and pressure where it can exist, so once the sampler sucks in the bubbles, the hydrate will collapse.

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Image Dimensions: 3360 x 1890

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Location Taken: US