Why does the Ocean create so much methane?



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    The vents on the ocean floor emit naturally occurring methane as a methane hydrate. Check out the article for more information. 

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    Basically, the floor of the ocean releases things called methane hydrates, which are ice-like cages made of water molecules surrounding individual methane molecules. These structures are only stable at the very low temperatures and at the extremely high pressures that occur at the ocean floor.

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