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There are over 1,000 methane ? ares that have been detected using 4D seismic observations in the Vestnesa ridge. Some of them are over 800 meters high, constantly releasing methane into the water column.

we expect an expansion in those benthic fauna regions based data, the scientists will reconstruct changes in the Arctic re- on the increase methane release from the seabed. The third gion over million, millennial and decadal time scales.

operation was in deep water, where we operated a deep-sea “In the Arctic, we wish to drill deeper reaching beyond the

ROV at 2,000m. This activity was also related to investigat- base of the gas hydrate stability zone. So, the next phase for ing biofauna in the dark, chemosynthetic communities, the us is to work with industry to get a commercial vessel to one conditions they live in and the search for new species – these of the gas hydrate

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