TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
Vol. 15, No. 1, June, 1997
 
Editorial
 
New Names, New Faces, and Recognition for 20 Years of Dedicated Service to the Scientific Community of the Gulf of Mexico. By William W. Schroeder
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Original Articles
 
Biodiversity Patterns of Littoral Tidal River Fishes in the Gulf Coastal Plain Region of Mississippi.  By Chet F. Rakocinski, Mark S. Peterson, Steven J. VanderKooy and Gregory J. Crego
2
Factors Associated with Artificial-Reef Fish Assemblages. By Stephen A. Bortone, Robert K. Turpin, Richard C. Cody, Charles M. Bundrick and Ronald L. Hill
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Short Papers and Notes
 
Population Genetics of the Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus from the North-western Gulf of Mexico.  By Nicole J. Berthelemy-Okazaki and Robert K. Okazaki
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Range Extension of Mobula tarapacana into the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico.  By Jeff Childs
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Differentiation of Postlarvae of Penaeus aztecus and Penaeus duoorarum from the Gulf of Mexico using Isoelectric Focusing.  By Micke L. Powell, Kenneth C. Stuck and Stephen A. Watts
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Salinity Tolerance of four Ecologically Distinct Species of Fundulus (Pisces: Fundulidae) from the Northern Gulf of Mexico.  By Gregory J. Crego and Mark S. Peterson
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Commentary
 
The Nursery Role of Seagrass Beds.  By K. L. Heck, Jr., D. A. Nadeau and R. Thomas
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