Notes on Vent Field Description:
location approximate; multiple sites shown in Figure 5 in Atkins and Audunsson (2013), reproduced from Benjamínsson, J. (1988); need to obtain additional references to categorize region and tectonic setting
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1986 or earlier, likely from shore or by SCUBA
Discovery References (text):
Kristjansson, J.K. et al. (1986) Isolation of Halotolerant Thermus spp. from Submarine Hot Springs in Iceland. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1986 Dec; 52(6): 1313-1316.
Other References (text):
Figure 5 in Atkins and Audunsson (2013) Exploration techniques for locating offshore geothermal energy near Iceland. Proc., 38th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/SGW/2013/Atkins.pdf, reproduced from Benjamínsson, J. (1988) Jarðhiti í sjó og flæðarmáli við Ísland. Natturufraedingurinn 58: 153-169.