Notes on Vent Field Description:
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"; 4 sites: 102.655ºW/2.22ºS, 102.646ºW/2.152ºS, 102.619ºW/2.078ºS and 102.62ºW/2.02ºS
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2008 towed video and AUV ABE
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.