Huge increase in Acrtic methane emissions cause sea to boil in Siberia
| Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
10/9/2019 2:17 PM EST
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A group of 80 scientists traveled to Sibiera to investigate the effects of the Eastern Arctic permafrost thawing when they made a surprising discovery: The sea appeared to be boiling.
The startling sight was caused by bubbles of methane rising from the seafloor.
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The researchers said the concentration of methane in the East Siberian Sea was between six and seven times higher than the global average.
According to a Newsweek report, the scientists were shocked by the discovery.
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'This is the most powerful gas fountain I've ever seen,' Igor Semiletor, lead researcher from Tomsk Polytechnic University, said. 'No one has ever recorded anything like this before.'
The project was initiated after researchers observed methane levels had been rising across the region.
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