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Bubbling Up: Studying Seeps with GISR

A major goal of our cruise working with scientists from the GISR Consortium is to better understand and predict the fundamental behavior of petroleum fluids in the ocean environment. By studying how natural petroleum seeps (bubble plumes) rise out of the seafloor and disperse in the water, we can better understand how much of these products are making it into the atmosphere, plus learn more about ocean currents and patterns.

Learn more about how we study bubbles throughout these photos.