Notes on Vent Field Description:
Aballea et al. (1998) ranked hydrothermal activity as "possible" in southern Lucky Strike segment; plume site 20mi S of Lucky Strike mentioned by A. Thurnherr at R2K MAR meeting Mar. 2008
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
(plume only) Aballea et al., Deep Sea Res., 45, 1319-1338, 1998, Manganese distribution in the water column near the Azores Triple Junction along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and in the Azores domain
(plume only) German et al, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 138, 93-104, 1996, Hydrothermal exploration near the Azores Triple Junction: tectonic control of venting at slow-spreading ridges?.
Other References (text):
Gracia et al., Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 177, 89-103, 2000, Non-transform offsets along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge south of the Azores (38°N–34°N): ultramafic exposures and hosting of hydrothermal vents, doi:10.1016/S0012-821X(00)00034-0.