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Seeping methane gas

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)

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