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Research Article

Geochemical and Visual Indicators of Hydrothermal Fluid Flow through a Sediment-Hosted Volcanic Ridge in the Central Bransfield Basin (Antarctica)

  • Alfred Aquilina mail,

    Alfred.Aquilina@noc.soton.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Douglas P. Connelly,

    Affiliation: Marine Geoscience, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Jon T. Copley,

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Darryl R. H. Green,

    Affiliation: Marine Geoscience, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Jeffrey A. Hawkes,

    Affiliations: Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom, Marine Geoscience, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Laura E. Hepburn,

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Veerle A. I. Huvenne,

    Affiliation: Marine Geoscience, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Leigh Marsh,

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Rachel A. Mills,

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Paul A. Tyler

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054686

About the Authors

Alfred Aquilina, Jon T. Copley, Jeffrey A. Hawkes, Laura E. Hepburn, Leigh Marsh, Rachel A. Mills, Paul A. Tyler
Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom
Douglas P. Connelly, Darryl R. H. Green, Jeffrey A. Hawkes, Veerle A. I. Huvenne
Marine Geoscience, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: Alfred.Aquilina@noc.soton.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Prepared the figures: AA JTC JAH VAIH. Conceived and designed the experiments: JTC RAM PAT. Performed the experiments: AA DPC DRHG LEH LM JAH RAM. Analyzed the data: AA JTC DRHG JAH RAM LEH LM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JTC RAM PAT. Wrote the paper: AA JTC RAM.