A research vessel based out of Beaufort, Carteret County is in the Gulf of Mexico assessing the impact methane is having on ocean life.
Scientists working on the research vessel Cape Hatteras say the methane is staying in the ocean, forming a deep cloud that is destroying the ecosystem.
Researchers say the methane is reducing oxygen levels in the deep ocean.
The National Science Foundation is sponsoring this mission, which has a 10 member crew and 11 scientists
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