Notes on Vent Field Description:
Baker et al. (2006): "Only three areas of extensive and intense plumes were observed: 90.52°-90.63°W,…"; located within the Galapagos Marine Reserve (UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site)
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
(plume only) Baker, E. T., et al. (2008), High-resolution surveys along the hot spot–affected Galápagos Spreading Center: 1. Distribution of hydrothermal activity, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q09003, doi:10.1029/2008GC002028
(plume only) E. Baker et al., Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V14A-06, 2006, Hydrothermal Plume Mapping Along the Hotspot-affected Galapagos Spreading Center Finds High-Temperature Vent Sites are Anomalously Scarce.