American scientists first found the active leakage of methane from the ocean floor off the coast of Antarctica, writes “Lenta.ru” with reference to the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Researchers from Oregon state University found the release of methane from the seabed in Antarctica. They believe that the methane formed during decomposition of algae trapped buried under the sedimentary rocks.
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Methane is a threat as a strong greenhouse gas. Scientists fear that the atmosphere will get this amount of methane that reaches the planet incompatible with life temperatures.
The cause of methane release are still unclear, experts note that this is not due to the heating of water in the ocean. While scientists have found evidence that the gas enters the atmosphere. To prevent the release of methane in the water should appear microorganisms, which absorb emitted from the bottom of the methane. However, until the microbes in the water there.
Earlier, the “Rambler” wrote that scientists discovered in the southern Indian ocean, the formation of new “embryonic on the continent,” which, through millions of years to become a full-fledged continent.