Notes on Vent Field Description:
Dando et al. (2000): "South of Kos...Methane maxima were found at depths ranging from 100 to 450 m. These methane anomalies are indicative of a previously unknown deep hydrothermal field to the south of the island and could not be explained by venting activity within the known coastal locations"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
(plume only) Dando et al. (2000) Hydrothermal studies in the aegean sea. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B: Hydrology, Oceans and Atmosphere 25: 1-8, doi:10.1016/S1464-1909(99)00112-4 .