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Eyjafjördur

FeatureID: 
Eyjafjördur
Name Alias(es): 
Eyjafjordur
Vent Sites: 
Arnarnesstrytur
Ystuvikurstrytur
Temperature
Maximum Temperature: 
77
Location
Latitude: 
65.85
Longitude: 
-18.1333
Ocean: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Depth (m)
Maximum or Single Reported Depth: 
65
Minimum Depth: 
20
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
18.3
Host Rock: 
NotProvided
Deposit Type: 
NotProvided
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
coastal, northern Iceland; 1997 sampled fluids at Ystuvikurstrytur (eastern site, 65 m depth, cones up to 45 m above seafloor), 2004 sampled fluids at Arnarnesstrytur (western site, 20-45 m depth, cones up to 25 m above seafloor); apparently primarily freshwater hydrothermal discharge up to 77 C; note: MAR runs through Iceland; (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7079/images/hydro_vents/eyjafjordur.html)
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
NotProvided
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1997, likely by SCUBA
References
Discovery References (text): 
Gautason, B., et al. (2005) Arnarnesstrytur: A Recently Discovered Active Shallow Marine Hydrothermal System in Eyjafjördur, Iceland. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2005, abstract #OS21C-02.
Other References (text): 
A Eyþórsdóttir (2007) Bioprospecting for antimicrobial activity at the hydrothermal vent site in Eyjafjörður. M.Sc. thesis, University of Akureyri.