Notes on Vent Field Description:
observed hydrothermal vent organisms in camera tow; Kastens et al. (1986) cite manuscript in prep. for elevated near-bottom temperatures
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1983 towed camera and temperature measurements (no direct observations/sampling of hydrothermal fluid)
Discovery References (text):
Kastens et al., J. Geophys. Res., 91, B3, 3469-3488, 1986, Structural and Volcanic Expression of a Fast Slipping Ridge-Transform-Ridge-Plate Boundary: Sea MARC I and Photographic Surveys at the Clipperton Transform Fault.