Microbes in low-oxygen zones in the ocean consume significant amounts of methane anaerobically!
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One source of methane is low-oxygen zones in the ocean, where certain kinds of archaea make methane as part of their energy metabolism. This study found that other anaerobic microbes in the same areas consume much of this methane, preventing it from reaching the atmosphere.
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