Notes on Vent Field Description:
proximity to plumes 5 and 6, southern Mariana Trough (Baker et al. 2005)
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
[Mitsuzawa et al. (2000) Preliminary report of Deep-Tow/Yokosuka Cruise at hydrothermal areas in the Mid and Southern Mariana. JAMSTEC J. Deep Sea Res. 17: 73-87 (in Japanese with English abstract)].
Other References (text):
Masuda, H. et al. (2001) Bathymetry and hydrothermal activities in the southern Mariana Trough. Reconnaissance results of YK-99-11. JAMSTEC J. Deep-Sea Res. 18: 83-88.
Baker, E.T. et al. (2005) Hydrothermal activity on near-arc sections of back-arc ridges: results from the Mariana Trough and Lau Basin. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 6: Q09001, doi:10.1029/2005GC000948.