Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

In:

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
report an error in this recordbasket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Comment on “A persistent oxygen anomaly reveals the fate of spilled methane in the deep Gulf of Mexico”
Joye, S.B.; Leifer, I.; Macdonald, I.R.; Chanton, J.P.; Meile, C.D.; Teske, A.P.; Kostka, J.E.; Chistoserdova, L.; Coffin, R.; Hollander, D.; Kastner, M.; Montoya, J.P.; Rehder, G.; Solomon, E.; Treude, T.; Villareal, T.A. (2011). Comment on “A persistent oxygen anomaly reveals the fate of spilled methane in the deep Gulf of Mexico”. Science (Wash.) 332(6033): 1033-c
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: Washington DC. ISSN 0036-8075, more

Available in Authors 

Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Joye, S.B.
  • Leifer, I.
  • Macdonald, I.R.
  • Chanton, J.P.
  • Meile, C.D.
  • Teske, A.P.
  • Kostka, J.E.
  • Chistoserdova, L.
  • Coffin, R.
  • Hollander, D.
  • Kastner, M., editor
  • Montoya, J.P.
  • Rehder, G.
  • Solomon, E.
  • Treude, T.
  • Villareal, T.A.

Abstract
    Kessler et al. (Reports, 21 January 2011, p. 312) reported that methane released from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, approximately 40% of the total hydrocarbon discharge, was consumed quantitatively by methanotrophic bacteria in Gulf of Mexico deep waters over a 4-month period. We find the evidence explicitly linking observed oxygen anomalies to methane consumption ambiguous and extension of these observations to hydrate-derived methane climate forcing premature.

 Top | Authors