Notes on Vent Field Description:
ARGO-RISE (1988): "Immediately south of the OSCs, at 11 42'N on the crest of the ridge, active hydrothermal vents occur in association with a highly fractured plateau-like terrain consisting of Unit II sedimented, lobate to smooth flows"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
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.
Other References (text):
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.