reply to post by ufosbri
Expert readings have varied between 100 to 1000 times the normal levels of methane, in fact this Reuters article says in some areas, 1 million times
But in the water.
I would like to read about the air levels of methane being that high. Could you provide a source please?
However, I would imagine that if the areas that have 1 million times the level of normal methane under water released that gas into the air, that it
would cause enromous problems.
And I actually do believe that methane can cause ships to sink. BUT, I think it would take a sudden, rapid rise in methane in order to change the
surface, and near-surface state from water (liquid), to a compeltely gasoeus state that would cause a large ship or vessel to sink.
The methane in the Gulf posses horrible risks in many different ways. But for now, due to a combination of the depth of the methane and the use of
the horrible chemical agent COREXIT, the methane in the Gulf is simply not rising in extreme bursts. If it was, than comparing whatever source you
have, with the Reuters article, there would be 1 million times the methane levels in the air, instead of 1,000.
Additionally, many of the Bermuda Triangle books and videos out there are refering to methane 'bursts' or 'bubbles' that infrequently erupt in the
Atlantic, especially the ones that are at shallower depth. These 'bubbles' erupt from the ocean floor in large volume, and rapdily ascend the
shallow depth above it, to basically replace the water above it, with a pocket of methane gas large enough that it casues a ship to immediately sink.
And due to the buoyancy of these ships that are sinking (and remember, that many of the reported victims of the Bermuda Triangle are larger vessels)
that these methane bubbles would have to be able to drop a ship several hundred feet down, basically in an instant, in order to prevent them from
So, yes methane is trickling up from the absolutely gigantic methane plumes under the water from the Oil SPill, but not in a way that either disproves
this one of many theories regarding the Bermuda Triangle, or says that the methane theory is bunk because it is not sinking ships in the Gulf.
[edit on 22-7-2010 by lasertaglover]