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Hydrate samples and field activities from the eastern Pacific Ocean

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Examining the sediment core samples collected during the 2008 PGC piston coring expedition off the Cascadia Margin. Photo courtesy of: U.S. Geological Survey Large pores in a hydrate sample. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Split hydrate sample. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Compact gas hydrate sample with sediment. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Cutting into a large block of hydrate. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Thin veins in a hydrate sample. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Scientific team aboard the CCGS Tully during the July-August 2008 research cruise off the Cascadia Margin. Photo courtesy of: PGC (Pacific Geoscience Center, Canada) Boring into a hydrate sample. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Playing with fire (and ice!) Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Gas hydrates visible in a core sample. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Demonstrating the burning hydrate. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Demonstrating the burning gas hydrate. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR Large crystal pores in a clean sample of gas hydrate. Photo courtesy of: IFM-GEOMAR
Methane gas hydrates occur at many sites in the eastern Pacific Ocean. International teams collaborate on various types of research and invite you to join them.