Notes on Vent Field Description:
depth approximate (from GEBCO); InterRidge China National Update 2008: "Several new high-temperature hydrothermal vent fields were discovered along the SEPR ridge axis and on an off-axis seamount located between 1.4ºS to 2.2°S"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Tao, C. et al. (2008) First Active Hydrothermal Vent Fields Discovered at the Equatorial Southern East Pacific Rise, AGU Fall Meeting, abstract #V41B-2081.