Notes on Vent Field Description:
position and depth approximate from GeoMapApp 3.4.1; Beltenev (2015): "Between November 2014 and April 2015, 15 blocks have been examined on the MAR between 17 51’N and 16 41’N... two new ore fields were discovered on the south-western slope of the seamount at the eastern flank of the rift valley of MAR, one at 17 09’N and second at 17 07’N. During video profiling in this area indications of modern hydrothermal activity were discovered."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Beltenev (2015): "Extensive fields of shells of Bathymodiolus puteoserpentis and Thyasira sp. were recorded and samples of bivalves were taken using the TVgrab and corer."
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2014/2015 video profiling, TVgrab and corer
Discovery References (text):
Beltenev, V., et al. (2015) The cruise of the RV Professor Logachev to the Russian Claim Area on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. INDEEP Deep-Sea Life, Issue 5, June 2015, p. 17.