Notes on Vent Field Description:
south of Kurchatov FZ, MAR; note: this site is on the ISA map of polymetallic sulphide systems on MAR
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1992 plume only; 1995 plume only
Discovery References (text):
(plume only) Chin et al., Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 162, 1-13, 1998, Detection of hydrothermal plumes on the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: results from optical measurements
(plume only) Aballea et al., Deep Sea Res., 45, 1319-1338, 1998, Manganese distribution in the water column near the Azores Triple Junction along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and in the Azores domain.