Notes on Vent Field Description:
Nautilus Minerals press release Nov. 2009: "Solwara 13 which occurs at the southwest end of the Yuam Ridge, in the eastern Manus Basin", UTM northing 9587400, easting 360800, zone 56 south; 1993 PACMANUS II cruise (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/process/data_files/cruise_docs/fr199305sum.pdf): "moderate transmissometer anomaly...suggested further work ...on the western "finger" of Yuam Ridge"; SRK report (2011): "two areas of active venting were observed near the centre of the field."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2009 commercial ROV Fugro FV300; 1993 plume only
Discovery References (text):
Nautilus Minerals press release Nov. 2009 (http://www.nautilusminerals.com/s/Media-NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=370349, http://www.nautilusminerals.com/i/misc/Figure3_Solwara13SMSsystem.pdf)
(plume only) 1993 PACMANUS II cruise (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/process/data_files/cruise_docs/fr199305sum.pdf).
Other References (text):
SRK Consulting (2011) Nautilus Minerals Incorporated NI43-101 Technical Report 2010 PNG, Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Vanuatu and the ISA. Document Reference: NAT007 Nautilus 43-101 Technical Report 2011 Rev3.docx.