Notes on Vent Field Description:
northern Kermadec Arc (NKA); located in New Zealand's Kermadec Benthic Protection Area, http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Environmental/Seabed+Protection+and+Research/Benthic+Protection+Areas.htm, accessed 13 May 2015
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Discovery References (text):
[de Ronde, C. E. J., I. C. Wright, and shipboard participants (2006), NZAPLUME III New Zealand American PLUme Mapping Expedition, cruise report, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand]
Graham et al. (2008) Structure and petrology of newly discovered volcanic centers in the northern Kermadec-southern Tofua arc, South Pacific Ocean. JGR 113(B8): B08S02.1-B08S02.24.