Methane Seeping From Arctic Seabed is Not a Big Deal
Marine scientists from Kiel, together with colleagues from Bremen, Great Britain, Switzerland and Norway, spent four and a half weeks examining methane emanation from the seabed off the coast of Spitsbergen with the German research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN. There they gained a very differentiated picture: several of the gas outlets have been active for hundreds of years.
Frequent storms and sub-zero temperatures – nature drove the marine researchers that were assessing gas outlets on the seabed off the coast of Spitsbergen for four and a half weeks to their limits. Nevertheless the participants were very pleased when they returned.
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