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The previous chapters have shown that bubble-releasing seeps occur at different oceanographic and plate-tectonic settings, at different seafloor morphologies, at different water depths, in or outside of the gas-hydrate stability zone. Furthermore, bubble-releasing seeps are often associated with various kinds of chemosynthetic communities and authigenic methane-derived carbonates. Within this chapter an integration and comparison is made of the obtained results and of published data from other seep sites around the world which occur in similar or different geological settings. The comparison and integration allows a better understanding of the controls and the manifestations associated with bubble-releasing seeps.