Notes on Vent Field Description:
Fouquet et al. (2002): "Low temperature diffuse venting associated with extremely high methane discharge and pervasive alteration and silicification of both volcanic and ultramafic rocks (ex : The Saldanha field at 36°34 N and the Menez Hom field at 37°9'N) "; within MOMAR study area (http://www.horta.uac.pt/projectos/marbef/DSOORS/FinalFiles/MoMAR.pdf)
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
[(plume only) Y. Fouquet and IRIS Scientific Party, IRIS Cruise Report, IFREMER (2001)]
Michel et al. (2003) Victor 6000: Design, Utilization and First Improvements. Proceedings of The Thirteenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 25–30, 2003.
Other References (text):
Fouquet et al., 2002, Modern seafloor hydrothermal deposits hosted in ultramafic rocks. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Programs, 34(6)A, Paper No. 194-7.