Notes on Vent Field Description:
coastal, northern Iceland; 1997 sampled fluids at Ystuvikurstrytur (eastern site, 65 m depth, cones up to 45 m above seafloor), 2004 sampled fluids at Arnarnesstrytur (western site, 20-45 m depth, cones up to 25 m above seafloor); apparently primarily freshwater hydrothermal discharge up to 77 C; note: MAR runs through Iceland; (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7079/images/hydro_vents/eyjafjordur.html)
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Gautason, B., et al. (2005) Arnarnesstrytur: A Recently Discovered Active Shallow Marine Hydrothermal System in Eyjafjördur, Iceland. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2005, abstract #OS21C-02.
Other References (text):
A Eyþórsdóttir (2007) Bioprospecting for antimicrobial activity at the hydrothermal vent site in Eyjafjörður. M.Sc. thesis, University of Akureyri.