Notes on Vent Field Description:
used same depth as Magic Mountain; southern Explorer Ridge; Cruise in 2002 with AUV ABE: "Multiple simultaneous redox potential readings and temperature anomalies as high as 150 millidegrees provided solid evidence of active venting. This site remains unexplored."; However, this may be "Vent 1" in Tunnicliffe et al. (1986)
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
(plume only): Yoerger, D.R. et al. (2007) Mid-ocean ridge exploration with an autonomous underwater vehicle. Oceanography 20(4): 52-61.
Other References (text):
Tunnicliffe et al., Deep Sea. Res. A, 33, 401-412, 1986, Hydrothermal vents of Explorer Ridge, northeast Pacific.