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Hydrocarbon geochemistry of cold seeps in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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Year
2002

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Lorenson, Thomas D, Kvenvolden, Keith A, Hostettler, Frances D, Rosenbauer, Robert J, Orange, Daniel L, and Martin, Jonathan B, 2002, Hydrocarbon geochemistry of cold seeps in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v. 181, iss. 1–3, p. 285-304.

Summary

Samples from four geographically and tectonically discrete cold seeps named Clam Flat, Clamfield, Horseshoe Scarp South, and Tubeworm City, within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary were analyzed for their hydrocarbon content. The sediment contains gaseous hydrocarbons and CO2, as well as high molecular weight aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons with various combinations of thermogenic and biogenic contributions from petroleum, marine, and terrigenous sources. Of particular interest is the cold seep site at Clamfield which is characterized by the presence of thermogenic hydrocarbons including oil that can likely be correlated with oil-saturated strata at Majors Creek near Davenport, CA, USA. At Clam Flat, the evidence for thermogenic [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Tue Apr 23 15:38:00 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Former Project Origin, Fate, and Transport of Organic Compounds in Surface and Ground Waters and Their Effect on Water Quality.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/514101dce4b06685e5dbaca3">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/514101dce4b06685e5dbaca3</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/S0025-3227(01)00272-9

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