Notes on Vent Field Description:
located in northern Kermadec Arc (NKA); INDEEP Deep-Sea Life Newsletter 3 article by Kitazato et al. (2014) mentions cruise by S. Tsuchida (JAMSTEC): "At Hinepuia seamount located in the northern Kermadec Arc, a new hydrothermal vent field was discovered."; located in New Zealand's Kermadec Benthic Protection Area, http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Environmental/Seabed+Protection+and+Research/Benthic+Protection+Areas.htm, accessed 13 May 2015
Notes Relevant to Biology:
INDEEP Deep-Sea Life Newsletter 3 article by Kitazato et al. (2014) mentions cruise by S. Tsuchida (JAMSTEC): "Vent-associated communities including Bathymodiolus mussels, Symphurus flat fish, and other species were found there."
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2013 HOV Shinkai 6500; 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Discovery References (text):
[de Ronde, C. E. J., I. C. Wright, and shipboard participants (2006), NZAPLUME III New Zealand American PLUme Mapping Expedition, cruise report, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand]
Graham et al. (2008) Structure and petrology of newly discovered volcanic centers in the northern Kermadec-southern Tofua arc, South Pacific Ocean. JGR 113(B8): B08S02.1-B08S02.24.
Kitazato, H. et al. (2014) Summaries of HOV Shinkai 6500 diving expedition: QUELLE (Quest for Limit of Life) 2013 cruise. INDEEP Deep-Sea Life Newsletter 3, p. 24-27.