Methane Ice Worms: Hesiocaeca methanicola Colonizing Fossil Fuel Reserves

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 During a research cruise in July 1997 in the Gulf of Mexico we discovered a gas hydrate approximately 1 m thick and over 2 m in diameter which had recently breached the sea floor at a depth of 540 m. The hydrate surface visible from the submarine was considerably greater than that of any other reported hydrate. Two distinct color bands of hydrate were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s001140050700

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@article{Fisher2000MethaneIW, title={Methane Ice Worms: Hesiocaeca methanicola Colonizing Fossil Fuel Reserves}, author={Charles R. Fisher and Ian R. MacDonald and Roger Sassen and Charles M. Young and Stephen A. Macko and St{\'e}phane Hourdez and Robert S. Carney and Samantha B. Joye and E. M. McMullin}, journal={Naturwissenschaften}, year={2000}, volume={87}, pages={184-187} }