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Montserrat Offshore Springs

Name Alias(es): 
Montserrat Springs Offshore Vent Field
Montserrat Volcano
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Notes on Vent Field Description: 
Cronan et al. (1996): "offshore hydrothermal springs there, unlike those onshore, exhibit long-term compositional variations an order of magnitude greater than those occurring during an observed, short lived, volcanic event"; Cronan et al. (1997) map shows vents within 100 m of shoreline
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1996 or earlier (assume SCUBA)
Discovery References (text): 
[Johnson et al. (1997) A two year time series analysis of the Montserrat offshore hydrothermal venting. Eos, American Geophysical Union Transactions 78. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract #V11G-03.]
Other References (text): 
Cronan et al. (1996) Submarine hydrothermal fluid composition in relation to volcanic hazards at Montserrat. MVO/VSG - Open Scientific Meeting, 27 November 1996, abstract,, accessed 28 May 2015.
Cronan et al. (1997) Hydrothermal Fluids May Offer Clues About Impending Volcanic Eruptions. Eos, Trans. AGU, vol.78, no.33.