Notes on Vent Field Description:
on the eastern ridge of the 11 45'N OSCs; Baker et al. (1994): "The east limb of the 11°45'N OSC hosts several active and inactive hydrothermal vents centered around 11°46'N, although the [temperature anomaly] at 11°42'N suggests that additional vents may also be discharging there."
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; 1988 submersible Alvin dive #2004 (need reference to confirm activity)
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
NEED CITATION for 1988 Alvin dive.
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.