Notes on Vent Field Description:
Gracia et al. (1994): "Dead animals are found either isolated or associated with hydrothermal deposits around chimneys. Low temperature fluids are venting in the axial graben, at the foot of the western wall, associated with worms and yellow-brown inactive hydrothermal deposits containing sulfides and oxides."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1991 submersible Shinkai 6500 did not confirm activity
Discovery References (text):
Gracia et al. (1994) Multi-scale morphologic variability of the North Fiji Basin ridge (Southwest Pacific). Mar. Geol. 116: 133-151.