It's a load of gas

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Ivan Seeking
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In a report published in the September issue of the American Journal of Physics, Monash University's Professor Joseph Monaghan and honours student David May said that a trawler discovered resting in a large methane crater off the east coast of Scotland may have been sunk by a huge gas bubble.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/22/1066631498889.html
 

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drag
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Maybe some cold war secret bubble weapon !
 
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Yeah, maybe methane escaping from sea bed.Or other gases.
Some peeps think Bermuda Triangle 'mysterious disappearence's may be due to this (although that doesn't explain aeroplanes ).
I'm sure I read something about that in New Scientist maybe last year.
I'll post again if I find the article ( don't count on it,as I don't know where all my back issues are)
 
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Pandemonium
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Well, according to the article, it says that these gas bubbles 'had the potential to cause aircraft to crash'.
 
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Jonathan
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Yes, I think methane is less dense than air, so airplanes can crash if they suddenly hit a columun of rising gas from the ocean floor.
 

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