Notes on Vent Field Description:
Email from G. Massoth, 2010: "site was reported previous to our 2000 SHAARC Expedition by Harmon Craig as a very weak anomaly in methane (~2x bkgd) at STA V1-6 of the Papatua Expedition in 1986."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1986 plume only; 2000 plume only
Discovery References (text):
(plume only) H. Craig and R. Poreda, UCAL/SIO, Data Report, 1 June 1987, SIO Ref. 87-14
(plume only) G. J. Massoth, GNS New Zealand, pers. comm., 2000, and cruise report: http://www.marine.csiro.au/nationalfacility/franklin/plans/2001/fr04_00s.html