Notes on Vent Field Description:
GEOMETEP cruises with TV grab included SO 40 in 1985/1986 and SO 62 in 1989
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1985/86 or 1989 TV grab (need to check references to confirm activity); 1993 plume only
Discovery References (text):
Dill et al. (1992) Hydrothermal alteration and mineralisation of basalts from the spreading zone of the East Pacific Rise (7 S-23 S). Geologische Rundschau/ International Journal of Earth Sciences, 81: 717-728.
(plume only) Urabe et al., Science 269, 1092-1095, 1995, The effect of magmatic activity on hydrothermal venting along the superfast-spreading East Pacific Rise
(plume only) Baker, E., and T. Urabe (1996) Extensive distribution of hydrothermal plumes along the superfast spreading East Pacific Rise, 13°30′-18°40′S, J. Geophys. Res., 101(B4), 8685-8695.