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BG | Volume 16, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 16, 2221–2232, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2221-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 16, 2221–2232, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2221-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 May 2019

Research article | 29 May 2019

Fracture-controlled fluid transport supports microbial methane-oxidizing communities at Vestnesa Ridge

Haoyi Yao et al.

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How methane is transported in the sediment is important for the microbial community living on methane. Here we report an observation of a mini-fracture that facilitates the advective gas transport of methane in the sediment, compared to the diffusive fluid transport without a fracture. We found contrasting bio-geochemical signals in these different transport modes. This finding can help to fill the gap in the fracture network system in modulating methane dynamics in surface sediments.
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