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GUEST,Green Man BS: Methane Sinks Ships? (93* d) RE: BS: Methane Sinks Ships? 28 Oct 03


the reported hissing sounds associated with the Berm Tri as well as these mysterious walls of fog that appear suddenly could all be caused by outgassing from a submarine environment.

The weed in the sargasso sinks and rots producing millions of tiny bubbles on its surface, this accumulates over time and when disturbed by a shockwave caused for example by a passing boat they become detached and rise to the surface. The water takes on a milky appearance indicative of fine aeration with whatever gas is rising and this lowers the relative density of the water to the point where it no longer will support a floating vessel. The boat sinks quickly as the superaerated liquid is only about twice the density of air. You can't swim in it for the same reason.

I daesay a gigantic single bubble coud swallow a ship but have never heard of such an event, whereas there are reputed witnesses to the 'one minute the boat was there now it's gone' events that happen in the triangle. As for it being 'solved', I havent read the book so it can't be :-))

Anyway the above is the theory, even a submarine would have problems in that situation but might be survivable unless it hit the bottom very hard.

I love sailing and like a lot of others have heard (and told) all kinds of sea stories. This could be one of them.

Green Man

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