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Hundreds of Methane Plumes Erupting Along East Coast

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Between North Carolina's Cape Hatteras and Massachusetts' Georges Bank, 570 methane seepscluster in about eight regions, according to sonar and video gathered by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration ship Okeanos Explorer between 2011 and 2013. The vast majority of the seeps dot the continental slope break, where the seafloor topography swoops down toward the Atlantic Ocean basin. [Gallery: Amazing images of Atlantic Methane Seeps]

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