Notes on Vent Field Description:
world's largest oceanic core complex (OCC), Godzilla Mullion, occurs here along extinct fast/intermediate-spreading back-arc ridge
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Kujioka et al (1999) Enigmatic extinct spreading center in the West Philippine backarc basin unveiled. Geology 27: 1135-1138.
Other References (text):
Ohara et al (2003) Drilling the Largest Oceanic Detachment in the World: the Godzilla Mullion in the Parece Vela Rift. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2003, abstract #V21D-0554.