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Kagoshima Bay, Sakura-jima Volcano

FeatureID: 
KagoshimaBay
Vent Sites: 
Tagiri
Wakamiko Crater
Temperature
Maximum Temperature: 
200
Location
Latitude: 
31.65
Longitude: 
130.8
Ocean: 
Region: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Depth (m)
Maximum or Single Reported Depth: 
200
Minimum Depth: 
80
Tectonic setting: 
Host Rock: 
rhyolithe
Deposit Type: 
LTH
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
Coastal Japan (Kyushu Island); Wakamiko Crater in northern part of bay; volcanic submarine fumaroles that have been referred to as tagiri; high concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen sulfide; tectonic setting alternatively listed as "rifted volcanic arc"
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
tubeworms (Lamellibrachia satsuma), Solemyidae, polychaetes, galatheids, shrimps
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1993 towed TV system; 2007 ROV Hyper-dolphin discovered venting in Wakamiko Crater
References
Discovery References (text): 
Hashimoto et al., Discovery of vestimentiferan tube-worms in the euphotic zone. Zool. Sci., 10, 1063-1067, 1993.
Other References (text): 
Maki, T., et al. (2006) Photo Mosaicing of Tagiri Shallow Vent Area by the AUV "Tri-Dog 1" using a SLAM based Navigation Scheme. OCEANS 2006, DOI: 10.1109/OCEANS.2006.306941
Nakaseama et al. (2008) Fluid-Sediment Interaction in a Marine Shallow-Water Hydrothermal System in the Wakamiko Submarine Crater, South Kyushu, Japan. Resource Geology 58: 289-300.