High-resolution (~ 5 m) bathymetry map of the Endeavour Integrated Study Site “bull’s-eye,”the Main Endeavour Field. The bathymetry was collected in 2005 as part of a joint project between the University of Washington, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and NEPTUNE Canada using the autonomous vehicle ABE. Venting in the southern cluster of chimneys, known as the Bastille complex, has been waning following the 1999–2000 intrusive event. For example, the structure Milli-Q is now extinct, and both Puffer and Sully (historically the two highest-temperature and most vigorously venting structures in the Main Endeavour Field) have much lower venting temperatures than in 2000. In contrast, northern complex structures such as Hulk and Grotto continue to be very active edifices.
Media Type: Map
Investigator: Deborah Kelley