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Hydrate samples and field activites in the East Sea

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Vein-type occurrence of methane gas hydrates in marine sediment cores.  Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Sunset seen from the drilling vessel in the East Sea. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Drilling rig in the East Sea (Sea of Japan.) Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Disseminated occurrence of methane gas hydrates in sandy marine sediment core. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Thin, vein-type occurrence of hydrates in marine sediment core. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Taking hydrate samples from extracted cores for gas analysis. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Deploying a piston corer during the gas hydrate shallow coring expedition in Ulleung Basin, East Korea. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Scientific party with hydrate recovered from the expedition UBGH01, Ulleung Basin in East Korea. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Remotely operated vehicle being deployed in the Ulleung Basin (East Sea). The vehicle will photograph and film chemosynthetic ecosystems and collect water samples. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Disassembling a piston corer containing gas hydrate-bearing marine sediments from the ocean floor. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Researchers from KIGAM and NETL-DOE examine hydrate-bearing sediments recovered during the 2007 Korean expedition in the East Sea. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Burning methane gas hydrates in sediments. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM Hydrates recovered from piston coring. Photo courtesy of: KIGAM
The East Sea (Sea of Japan) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean. Recent field activities have succesfully located occurrences of methane gas hydrates. International collaborative efforts use the latest techniques to identify and evaluate methane gas hydrates deposits. Come sail with the researchers.