Thermogenic Gas Hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico

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Science  27 Jul 1984:
Vol. 225, Issue 4660, pp. 409-411
DOI: 10.1126/science.225.4660.409


Thermogenic gas hydrates were recovered from the upper few meters of bottom sediments in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. The hydrates were associated with oil-stained cores at a water depth of 530 meters. The hydrates apparently occur sporadically in seismic "wipeout" zones of sediments in a region of the Gulf continental slope at least several hundred square kilometers in area.