Notes on Vent Field Description:
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Hey et al. (1992): "Biological communities, probably vestimentiferan tubeworms, occur near the top of the outer pseudofault scarp, although no hydrothermal venting was observed."
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1990 submersible Alvin did not confirm activity
Discovery References (text):
[Hey et al., Mar. Geophys. Res. 14, 207-226, 1992, ALVIN investigation of an active propagating rift system, Galapagos 95.5° W.]