Methane Deposits Considered to Melt Due to Rising Temperatures in The Pacific Ocean

December 10, 2014 3:21 PM

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Recent research shows that in the depths of the Pacific Ocean carbon deposits may be melted due to the alarming rate at which the ocean’s water is warming. The melting of these deposits can release methane into the water which can be harmful for the fauna found in the ocean.

Researchers discovered that near the coast of Washington, at a depth of 500 meters, the water of the Pacific is getting warm causing methane deposits to change their state from solid to gas form. The methane is considered a gas several times more dangerous than carbon dioxide.

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