Hundreds Of Methane Plumes Seeping Out Of Seafloor Along East Coast

Posted by Mike Confino, September 5, 2014

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In an unexpected discovery, hundreds of gas plumes bubbling up from the seafloor were spotted during a sweeping survey of the U.S. Atlantic Coast.

Even though ocean explorers have yet to test the gas, the bubbles are almost certainly methane, researchers report today Aug. 24 in the journal Nature Geoscience.

“We don’t know of any explanation that fits as well as methane,” said lead study author Adam Skarke, a geologist at Mississippi State University in Mississippi State.

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