TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
Vol. 16, No. 2, December 1998
 
DEDICATED ISSUE
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
 
Foreword.  By Sylvia A. Earle
127
Introduction. By Stephen R. Gittings and Emma L. Hickerson, Guest Associate Editors
128
Short Papers and Notes
 
High-Resolution Multibeam Bathymetry of East and West Flower Gardens and Stetson  Banks, Gulf of Mexico. By James V. Gardens, Larry A. Mayer, John E. Hughes Clarke and Art Kleiner
131
Ecological Implications of Hydrography and Circulation to the Flower Garden Banks, Northwest Gulf of Mexico. By Alexis Lugo-Fernandez
144
Reef Community Stability on the Flower Garden Banks, Northwest Gulf of Mexico. By Stephen R. Gittings
161
Timing, Species Participation and Environmental Factors Influencing Annual Mass Spawning at the Flower Garden Banks (Northwest Gulf of Mexico). By Derek K. Hagman, Stephen R. Gittings and Kenneth J. P. Deslarzes
170
Fertilization in Broadcast Spawning Corals of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. By Derek K. Hagman, Stephen R. Gittings and Peter D. Vize
180
Variation on Morphology vs Conservation of a Mitochondrial Gene  in Montastraea cavernosa (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). By Tonya L. Snell, David W. Foltz and Paul W. Sammarco
188
An analysis of Fish Survey Data Generated by Nonexpert Volunteers in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. By Christy V. Pattengill-Semmens and Brice X. Semmens
196
Avian Analysis Diversity and Habitat Uses within the Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary. By Jeff Childs
208
Short Papers and Notes
 
Spawning Observations of the Scleractinian Coral Colphylia natans in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico. By Gregory S. Boland
226
Nocturnal Mooring and Parking Behavior of Three Monacanthids (Filefishes) at an Offshore Production in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. By Jeff Childs
228
Commentary
 
Marine Protected Areas and Reserves are Vital Conservation Tools. By Amy Mathews Amos
233
Balancing Resource Utilization with Resource Protection: The Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary - A Success Story. By Robert Moran
234