COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Researchers establish long-sought source of ocean methane
Description: Industrial and agricultural activities produce large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Many bacteria also produce methane as a byproduct of their metabolism. Some of this naturally released methane comes from the ocean, a phenomenon that has long puzzled scientists because there are no known methane-producing organisms living near the ocean's surface. [Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
Availability: Full Text
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Publish Date: 12/7/2017
Reading Level: Basic
Page Length: