Notes on Vent Field Description:
intracontinental rift; southern Red Sea Rift; Monin et al. (1982): "The only hydrothermal traces found within the polygon were infrequent samples of hydrothermal rocks dredged from the hollow south of the K-II summit (see Fig. 3) and a black sulphide iron ore sample found in the same place during the 69th dive of the Pisces."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1980 submersible Pisces XI (deposits only)
Discovery References (text):
(deposits only) Monin et al., (1982) Red sea submersible research expedition. Deep Sea Research Part A 29: 361-373, doi:10.1016/0198-0149(82)90100-5.