Notes on Vent Field Description:
lat, lon, and depth are approximate (added ~100m to plume observation); Hydes et al. (1986): "In the deeper water, anomalously high concentrations of Mn were present (1.9nM at 3279 m) and these are attributed to hydrothermal activity"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1986 or earlier plume only
Discovery References (text):
[(plume only) D J Hydes, et al., A vertical profile of dissolved trace metals (Al, Cd, Mn, Ni) over the median valley of the Mid Atlantic Ridge, 43 N: lmplications for hydrothermal activity, Sci Total Environ 49, 133-145, 1986.]