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NAUTILUS LIVE 2015 | Sleeping Dragon Revisited

Studying Methane Seeps: Sleeping Dragon Revisited

The Sleeping Dragon methane seep is the target for most of our dives on the 2015 Gulf Integrated Spill Response (GISR) expedition. The team is measuring the natural hydrocarbons seeping out of the ocean floor, and the chemistry and biology of the how they distribute in the water column. All of the data is working to answer the question, "where does the oil go, and how does it affect the environment?"