Methane gas bubbles rise from the U.S. Atlantic Margin seafloor.

methane gas bubbling up from the seafloor, surrounded by mussels

Detailed Description

Methane gas bubbles rise from the seafloor – this type of activity, originally noticed by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in 2012 on a multibeam sonar survey, is what led scientists to the area.


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Location Taken: US


Image courtesy of Deepwater Canyons 2013 - Pathways to the Abyss, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS.