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Parece Vela Ridge, Philippine Sea

Name Alias(es): 
Vent Sites: 
Godzilla Mullion
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Latitude: 
16.0000
Longitude: 
139.1667
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Ocean: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Maximum or Single Reported Depth (mbsl): 
5000
Minimum Depth (mbsl): 
4000
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Host Rock: 
NotProvided
Deposit Type: 
NotProvided
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): 
NotApplicable
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.