Notes on Vent Field Description:
extensive field of brecciated rocks with oxide deposits; no thermal anomaly; listed on vents list in Gebruk (2002) textbook; just south of Hine Hina, southern Valu Fa Ridge
Notes Relevant to Biology:
bacterial mats, some fauna including tubeworms [Desbruyeres, D. et al. (1994)]
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Desbruyeres, D. et al. (1994) Deep-sea hydrothermal communities in Southwestern Pacific back-arc basins (the North Fiji and Lau Basins): Composition, microdistribution and food web. Marine Geology 116: 227-242.