Notes on Vent Field Description:
Central Indian Ridge, 3rd segment; 160 km N of Kairei Vent Field; located at the northern end of segment S3 on the eastern rift-valley wall, ~6 km from the adjacent rift axis
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Van Dover et al. (2001): "invertebrate fauna of the Edmond Field is a subset of that found at Kairei", "as at Kairei, the biomass at Edmond is dominated by shrimp and by peripheral beds of anemones in areas of diffuse flow and on inactive sulfides"
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
[W. L. Plüger, et al., Mar. Min. 9, 73 (1990) Discovery of hydrothermal fields at the Central Indian Ridge.]
CL Van Dover et al. 2001, Biogeography and Ecological Setting of Indian Ocean Hydrothermal Vents. Science 294(5543): 818-823.
Von Damm et al., (2001) The Edmond Hydrothermal Field, Central Indian Ridge: Pushing the Envelope on MOR Brines. AGU Fall Meeting abstract #OS32C-02.