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Science Daily: Novel worm community affects methane release in ocean


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Scientists have discovered a super-charged methane seep in the ocean off New Zealand that has created its own unique food web, resulting in much more methane escaping from the ocean floor into the water column. It will not make it into the atmosphere, where it could exacerbate global warming. However, the discovery does highlight scientists' limited understanding of the global methane cycle -- and specifically the biological interactions that create the stability of the ocean system.

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