Notes on Vent Field Description:
CoAxial Segment; eruption and event plumes in 1993; http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/coax/coax.html; Butterfield et al. (1995): "No high-temperature fluids were found in the Flow or Floc areas", "Flow site vents were not sampled in 1995, when water column surveys indicated no detectable thermal anomalies over Flow (E. T. Baker, personal communication 1995)."
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Embley et al., Geophys. Res. Letts., 22, 143-146, 1995, Initial results of the rapid response to the 1993 CoAxial event: Relationships between hydrothermal and volcanic processes.
Other References (text):
Butterfield et al., Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 355, 369-386, 1997, Seafloor eruptions and evolution of hydrothermal fluid chemistry.