Notes on Vent Field Description:
seamount in axial valley; Georgy Cherkashov talk Apr 2009 used "active(?)"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1996 submersible Nautile observed only inactive vents
Discovery References (text):
(inactive vents only) Gente et al. (1996) On- and off-axis submersible investigations on an highly magmatic segment of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (21 40'N): the TAMMAR cruise. InterRidge News 5(2): 27-31.
Other References (text):
31st cruise Professor Logatchev, in Russia national update InterRidge News 2008.