A new generation of models, laboratory, and field studies is helping scientists answer important questions about this mysterious substance.
New regulations could open the door for sustainable mining, says the head of the International Seabed Authority. However, he and others pointed to environmental, financial, and technical challenges.
Sweet spots of volcanic heat that are not too close to active eruptions may hold the world's richest reservoirs of the scientifically and medically important gas helium.
Researchers investigate the properties of bubbles at deep-ocean oil seeps to improve oil spill models.
Scientists track the fate of methane released by hydrates in a major canyon off the U.S. East Coast.
The seafloor in deep water regions off the coast of Nigeria is speckled with pockmarks that scientists suggest were mainly made by the rapid formation of gas hydrate.