Notes on Vent Field Description:
Volcano 8 is east of the shallow ground forming the "Pelorus Reef"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2003 plume and dredge only
Discovery References (text):
(plume only) G. Massoth et al. G3 8, Q11008, doi:10.1029/2007GC001675, 2007, Multiple hydrothermal sources along the south Tonga arc and Valu Fa Ridge
(plume and dredge only) cruise SS02/2003 summary (http://www.marine.csiro.au/nationalfacility/voyagedocs/2003/0203s.htm).
Other References (text):
Arculus "Arc-backarc systems of northern Kermadec-Tonga" (http://www.crownminerals.govt.nz/cms/pdf-library/minerals/conferences-1/045_papers_44.pdf)