Notes on Vent Field Description:
Baker et al. (1994) plots an active vent at approx. 11 24'N observed in deep towed photo survey, corresponding to Tow-Yo TH14; axial high on ARGO-RISE Fig. 1; however, this location is not reported by ARGO-RISE (1988); Baker et al. (1994): "Hydrothermal plume distributions define three categories: intense and continuous (...11°05'-11°27'N)"; also observed low temperature vents on Alvin Dive 3934 in 2003
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Alvin dive 2225 log includes "Anemones, Basalt lava, Clams, Inactive vent deposits, Lo temp vents, Mussels, Other worms, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Snails/Limpets, Sponges, Tube worms, Vent fish"
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1990 submersible Alvin; 1988 submersible Alvin dive #1994 (need reference to confirm activity)
Discovery References (text):
(plume only) Baker et al., Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 128, 1-17, 1994, Hydrothermal plumes along the East Pacific Rise, 8°40′ to 11°50′N: Plume distribution and relationship to the apparent magmatic budget, doi:10.1016/0012-821X(94)90022-1
NEED CITATION for 1988 Alvin dive.
Other References (text):
ARGO-RISE Group, Can. Mineral., 26, 467-486, 1988, Geological mapping of the East Pacific Rise axis (10 19’-11 53’N) using the ARGO and ANGUS imaging systems.