Notes on Vent Field Description:
hydrothermal plumes virtually continuous between 17 20' and 18 40'S
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
(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.