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Sunday, July 6, 2008

New Pathway for Methane Production in the Oceans Discovered

ScienceDaily, July 4, 2008 — A new pathway for methane production has been uncovered in the oceans, and this has a significant potential impact for the study of greenhouse gas production on our planet. The article, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, reveals that aerobic decomposition of an organic, phosphorus-containing compound, methylphosphonate, may be responsible for the supersaturation of methane in ocean surface waters.

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