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COMRA Discovery Expedition
Tahi Moana 1
CELSC Plume 12
plume 21, C-ELSC
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note: Zhou R2K 2008 abstract says CDE is 4 miles S of ABE - however, this location is 10km north of ABE and is same as Tahi Moana 1 site of Nautilus Minerals; chimney structures range from <1m to ~5m tall; evidence of additional hydrothermal plumes to the north and south of CDE; 4 miles north of R2K ISS Bulls Eye at ABE; northern segment of Eastern Lau Spreading Center (ELSC)
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microbial mats, anemones, crabs, fish
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
2007 towed video camera; 2004 plume only; 2008 commercial ROV
Discovery References (text): 
Zhou and Yang (2008) Microbiological Oxidation Of Sulfide Chimney Promoted By Warm Diffusing Flow In CDE Hydrothermal Field In Eastern Lau Spreading Center. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2008, abstract #B51D-0405
Zhou, H. (2008) Discovery of new hydrothermal fields in Eastern Lau Spreading Center, Lau Basin. Ridge 2000 Program Abstract Volume, Portland Workshop, March 2008
(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): 
SRK Consulting report for Nautilus Minerals (