Notes Relevant to Biology:
TAN1206 cruise, news release, http://www.niwa.co.nz/news/niwa-returns-with-undersea-creatures-and-footage-of-never-before-seen-undersea-volcanoes-and-canyons, accessed 27 May 2015: "'We were able to collect both underwater footage and specimens of chemosynthetic barnacles, mussels, and shrimps on Tangaroa Seamount, confirming active hydrothermal venting,' says voyage leader Dr Malcolm Clark."
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2012 likely towed video or TV grab; 1999 plume only
Discovery References (text):
(plume only) de Ronde, CEJ et al. (1999) First systematic survey of submarine hydrothermal plumes associated with active volcanoes of the southern Kermadec Arc, New Zealand: Initial results from the NZAPLUME cruise. InterRidge News 8(2): 35-39
(plume only) de Ronde, CEJ et al. (2001) Intra-oceanic subduction-related hydrothermal venting, Kermadec volcanic arc, New Zealand. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 193: 359-369
Other References (text):
(plume only) Baker et al. (2003) Submarine hydrothermal venting on the southern Kermadec volcanic arc front (offshore New Zealand): location and extent of particle plume signatures. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 219: 141-161, DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2003.219.01.07.