Notes on Vent Field Description:
German et al. (2010): "deep (∼3800 m) hydrothermal plume signals were detected at the very southern end of the MCR"; Connelly et al. (2010) did not locate with CTD, Autosub6000, or ROTV HyBIS; cruise FK008 (OASES 2013) report: "Returning to the “Walsh” area in the SW Mid Cayman Rise we then conducted a further series of 4 final CTD stations (CTD 17-21...) by
which time we had both narrowed down the source of the weak hydrothermal venting signals to within ≤1km associated with an oceanic core complex close to 17°50’S, 81°50’W"
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2009 plume only; 2013 plume only
Discovery References (text):
German, C. et al. (2010) Diverse styles of submarine venting on the ultra-slow spreading Mid-Cayman Rise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 107 No. 32 August 2010, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1009205107, http://www.pnas.org/content/107/32/14020.full.pdf+html
Other References (text):
Connelly, D., et al. (2010) New hydrothermal vents located on the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre: Cruise RRS James Cook 44, March-April 2010. InterRidge News 19: 23-25
cruise FK008 (OASES 2013) report, http://www.schmidtocean.org/files/2013_cruise_report.pdf, accessed 10 June 2015.