High methane levels in Svalbard

svalbard sikunewsMethane was found bubbling on the sea bed in the Svalbard Islands, according to the Barents Observer. More than 250 plumes of methane bubbles were discovered by a research team led by the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. Temperature records show that the area of the ocean warmed by 1C during the last 30 years.

Svalbard is located in the extreme northern part of the world close to the Arctic Circle. The islands are under Norwegian administration with a small Russian mining town.

See the full article at SikuNews.

(Photo/Svalbard from SikuNews)