Methane-munching microbes found in rocks at bottom of the sea

October 16, 2014 3:56 PM

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Methane-munching microbes found in rocks at bottom of the sea

This previously unrecognized biological sink for methane could have significant global warming implications.

The rocks host microbes that love a good methane buffet, especially one that goes bubbling by at all hours of the day. The microbes absorb the methane, converting it into energy and oxygen.

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