OSU, NOAA researchers document widespread methane seeps off Oregon coast

“Using this new sonar system, we’ve mapped only about 38 percent of the seafloor and about 25 percent of the water column data from Washington to Northern California,” said Susan Merle, an Oregon State oceanographer who works out of OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore. “No doubt, there are more sites out there, and we hope to find them.”

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