Notes on Vent Field Description:
ARGO-RISE (1988): "...an axial graben, 50 m wide and 10-20m deep, was mapped from 11 16'N to 11 18'N. The floor of the graben is covered by Unit I and II flows and its eastern side is marked by active hydrothermal vents"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
biological community observed
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1984 Angus camera (or 1985 Argo video) tow with temperature
Discovery References (text):
ARGO-RISE Group, Can. Mineral. 26, 467-486, 1988, Geological mapping of the East Pacific Rise axis (10 degrees 19' - 11 degrees 53'N) using the ARGO and ANGUS imaging systems.