The story of a unique partnership between commercial fishermen and scientists.
Collaboration spurs mutual benefits for research and industry
Acoustic buoy could one day help ships avoid collisions
Deep-sea vehicles locate data recorder on the seafloor
Deep-sea vehicle is stripped down, redesigned, and upgraded
Scientists are discovering that abundant quantities of methane gas are continually seeping from the seafloor throughout the oceans. This widespread but overlooked natural phenomenon has potentially dramatic implications on world energy supplies, life in the oceans, and Earth's climate. (Illustration by Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)