Ocean Currents Disturb Methane-Eating Bacteria
(Click to enlarge) Cold seeps, the sites on the ocean floor where the bubbles of the methane gas rise up, are a home for a varied communities of bacteria, bivalves and other associated life forms. (Credit: NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS)
Offshore the Svalbard archipelago, methane gas is seeping out of the seabed at the depths of several hundred meters.
(From ScienceDaily)– These cold seeps are a home to communities of microorganisms that survive in a chemosynthetic environment — where the fuel for life is not the sun, but the carbon rich greenhouse gas.
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