Carbonate Rocks act as ‘Methane Sink’: Researchers

October 16, 2014 6:31 PM

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Carbonate Rocks act as ‘Methane Sink’: Researchers

In a recent research, scientists have revealed that towering rocks at the bottom of the ocean are home to methane-munching microbes. Researchers said that these microbes are capable of consuming enough methane to have an effect on global levels of the gas, which can contribute to climate change.

Study researcher Jeffrey Marlow, a graduate student at Caltech, said that they have recognized that the deep ocean is a sink for methane, but it has been primarily believed that it was found only in the sediments.

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