Notes on Vent Field Description:
depth approximate; Crowhurst et al. (2009): "new venting field discoveries at ...northern extent of the CLSC"; approx. position from Fig.3, targets generated by cruise SS02/2009 (http://www.marine.csiro.au/nationalfacility/voyagedocs/2009/MNF-SS2-09_sum.pdf)
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Cruise SS02/2009: Hydrothermal plume and structural geology mapping in the Tonga/Fiji region (http://www.marine.csiro.au/nationalfacility/voyagedocs/2009/MNF-SS2-09_sum.pdf)
Crowhurst et al. (2009) Discovery of new hydrothermal venting sites in the Lau Basin, Tonga Back-Arc. AGU Fall Meeting abstract #OS13A-1180.