Warming Pacific melting tonnes of methane from seafloor deposits off US coast, finds study

December 10, 2014 7:46 AM

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Warming Pacific melting tonnes of methane from seafloor deposits off US coast, finds study

The intermediate layers of the Pacific Ocean are warming at a rate that can cause carbon deposits on the seafloor to melt and release large amounts of methane into the water.

In fact, the last four decades have seen almost 4m tonnes of methane released from hydrate decomposition off Washington, says a study.

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