Notes on Vent Field Description:
Tao et al. (2009): "Eh, Ch4 and turbidity anomalies were observed, while many alive fauna were also found. Massive sulfide and basalts were recovered, suggesting that this might be a large-scale hydrothermal field.", "Two obvious water column anomalies were detected at 51.41°E, 37.43°S and 51.62°E, 37.44°S."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Tao et al. (2009): "... many alive fauna were also found."
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2008 plume and dredge only
Discovery References (text):
Tao et al. (2009) New hydrothermal fields found along the SWIR during the Legs 5-7 of the Chinese DY115-20 Expedition. AGU Fall Meeting abstract #OS21A-1150.