Notes on Vent Field Description:
position very approximate; depth rounded from Bird (2003) model step; Maia et al. (2013): "15 CTD stations with nephelometric profiles casted in the transform region returned a single hydrothermal plume signal, probably sourced in the MAR segment south of the St. Paul system, while no hydrothermal activity was directly detected inside the transform system"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Maia, M., et al. (2013) Complex ridge-transform evolution and mantle exhumation at the St. Paul fracture zone system, Equatorial Alantic. Preliminary results from the COLMEIA cruise. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #OS42A-01.