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Mariana Trough, unnamed

Name Alias(es): 
MGDS_FeatureID lowest in hierarchy: 
Vent Sites: 
Maximum Temperature: 
290
Latitude: 
18.0467
Longitude: 
144.7533
Location on map: 
Ocean: 
Maximum or Single Reported Depth (mbsl): 
3676
Minimum Depth (mbsl): 
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
32.3
Volcano Number (if applicable): 
Host Rock: 
MORB, minor BABB
Deposit Type: 
PMS
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
fourth vent field identified in Hessler and Lonsdale (1991); unnamed #14 in Ishibashi and Urabe (1995); chimneys and ochreous oxide mud mounds; note: Hawkins et al. (1990) list this position as high temperature (250-290 C)
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
NotProvided
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1987 submersible Alvin
Discovery References (text): 
Hawkins et al., Earth Plant. Sci. Lett., 100, 226-250, 1990, Petrology of the axial ridge of the Mariana Trough backarc spreading center.
Other References (text): 
Hessler and Lonsdale (1991) Biogeography of Mariana Trough hydrothermal vent communities. Deep Sea Research Part A 38: 185-199
Ishibashi, J. and Urabe, T. (1995) Hydrothermal activity related to arc-backarc magmatism in the western Pacific. pp. 451-495 in Backarc basins: Tectonics and magmatism, ed. Taylor, B., Plenum Press, New York.