Strange "boiling" sea discovered in Siberia

Russian scientists have discovered a sea with dense bubbles of gas under the ice that looks like boiling water in the Arctic sea.

The unusual bubbling in the sea creates a beautiful scene. The experts on the Akademik M. Keldysh research ship who discovered the strange phenomenon were surprised.

Strange "boiling" sea discovered in Siberia
Strange gas bubbles in the Arctic have just been discovered.

Researcher Sergey Nikiforov was the first to detect the anomaly when he saw an emerald-colored blob on a dark background of water. Then comes a series of air bubbles with an area of 4 to 5 square meters.

Professor Igor Semiletov, head of the Tomsk Polytechnic University expedition, said it was the largest methane emission he had ever seen. The fountain was found to have methane concentrations nine times higher than the planet average.

After three days of carefully studying this strange phenomenon, the researchers are continuing to study the Laptev sea in the Arctic during the expedition.

The original cause of the phenomenon may have been a large amount of gas locked inside the frozen soil of Siberia and under lakes that have leaked since the end of the Earth’s ice age about 10,000 years ago.

In fact, over the past few decades, as the Earth has warmed, experts say the frozen ground has begun to melt faster. This accelerates the release of methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide, at a dangerous rate.