Notes on Vent Field Description:
4th site discovered either on 2nd R2K Lau ISS cruise in 2004 or on Sweep Vents Japanese cruise 2004; also, apparently this is Site 4 measured by Chinese in 2007
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2004 (assume submersible Shinkai 6500); 2004 plume only on previous cruise
Discovery References (text):
(mentioned, but not named in) Wiens, D., et al. (2005) Status report on the Lau Basin ISS. Ridge 2000 Newsletter, Spring 2005: 11-13
(plume only): Baker et al., GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 33, L07308, doi:10.1029/2005GL025283, 2006, Abundant hydrothermal venting along melt-rich and melt-free ridge segments in the Lau back-arc basin.
Other References (text):
Zhou, H. (2008) Discovery of new hydrothermal fields in Eastern Lau Spreading Center, Lau Basin. Ridge 2000 Program Abstract Volume, Portland Workshop, March 2008.