Baily's Beads (= Baileys Beads)
Valentine Valley (= Valentines Valles)
Notes on Vent Field Description:
Tao et al. (2010): "This venting field lies on an N-S fissure belt in the axial uplift. Black smoker was video recorded while no hydrothermal fauna was found. According to the X-ray diffraction analysis, the sulfides collected by TV-Grab mainly consist of sphalerite and marcasite."; InterRidge e-news 2011: "Valentine Valley field is located at 14.41°W, 13.25°S and is about 4 km south of the Baily's Beads 2009 field"; Devey (2014): AUV Abyss dive 135
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Tao, C., et al. (2010) Two hydrothermal active vents were found at 13.2°S and 14°S of South Mid-Atlantic Ridge. AGU Fall Meeting abstract #OS33F-07.
Tao, C.H., Li, H.M., Yang Y.M., et al. (2011) Two hydrothermal fields found on the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Science China Earth Sciences, 54 (9): 1302-1303, DOI: 10.1007/s11430-011-4260-8.
Other References (text):
Devey, C. (2014) SoMARTherm: The Mid-Atlantic Ridge 13-33°S – Cruise No. MSM25 – January 24 – March 5, 2013 – Cape Town (South Africa) – Mindelo (Cape Verde). MARIA S. MERIAN-Berichte, MSM25, 80 pp., DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie, DOI:10.2312/cr_msm25.