Notes on Vent Field Description:
4th order ridge segment C in Haymon et al. (1991): "High T vents present along ASC margins, but less frequent than in Segment B,"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
observed dense biota in Haymon et al. (1991)
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1989 Argo I towed video; 1991 submersible Alvin
Discovery References (text):
Haymon, R. M., et al., 1991, Hydrothermal vent distribution along the East Pacific Rise crest (9 09'-54'N) and its relationship to magmatic and tectonic processes on fast-spreading mid-ocean ridges, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 104, 513-534.
Other References (text):
Von Damm (2000) Chemistry of hydrothermal vent fluids from 9 -10 N, East Pacific Rise: "Time zero," the immediate posteruptive period. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 105(B5): 11203-11222
Haymon and White (2004) Fine-scale segmentation of volcanic/hydrothermal systems along fast-spreading ridge crests. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 226: 367-382.