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Seafloor laboratories yield new insights for 
deep-sea carbon sequestration research

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Debbie Meyer, (831) 775-1807,

Note: These images may not be copied, reprinted, or used without explicit permission from MBARI. Members of the media needing higher-resolution versions should contact Debbie Meyer,, 831-775-1807.

Underwater image showing a large
 Pacific Grenadier fish (Coryphaenoides acrolepsis) feeding close to liquid CO
2 being released into a corral at the experiment site at 3,600 meters depth.
© 2001 MBARI

Image showing the second corral at the experiment site. Within 24 hours, the liquid carbon dioxide injected into this corral penetrated the sediment and formed a “frost heave” of CO2 hydrate.
© 2001 MBARI

ROV Ventana deploying a time-lapse
 video camera and sample rack for studying gas hydrate dissolution
 at 1,000 meters depth. 

© 2001 MBARI

Two samples of methane hydrate (top)
and two samples of carbon dioxide
 hydrate in the sample rack.
© 2001 MBARI

Within two hours, the carbon dioxide hydrates (bottom) are shown dissolving more quickly than the methane hydrates.
© 2001 MBARI

An image of the sample rack the
next day when researchers returned
 to the experiment. Only samples of
 methane hydrate remained (top).
© 2001 MBARI