Notes on Vent Field Description:
Alvin dive 4097 log " large extinct sulphide chimney, diffuse flow in cracks near sampled tubeworms; lots of crinoids, anemones & fish "; http://www.mbari.org/expeditions/EasterMicroplate/index.htm: "Previous surveys by a towed TV camera suggested the presence of dead mussels shells and extinct sulfides"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Alvin dive 4097 log includes "Anemones, Bacterial mats, Clams, Crabs, Mussels, Non-vent fish, Other worms, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Snails/Limpets, Sponges, Tube worms, Vent fish, crinoid"
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2005 submersible Alvin; 1990 or earlier towed TV camera did not confirm activity
Discovery References (text):