TABLE OF CONTENTS

Vol. 23, No. 1, June 2005

Original Articles
 
Foreword-Dedicated Issue: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. By John W. Tunnell Jr., Sylvia A. Earle, and Robert R. Furgason
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Introduction-Dedicated Issue: Flower garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. By Emma L. Hickerson and George P. Schmahl
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High-Resolution Multibeam Bathymetry and Acoustic Backscatter of Selected Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Outer Shelf Banks. By James V. Gardner and Jonathan Beaudoin
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Decapod Crustaceans of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. By Mary K. Wicksten
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Platoma chrysymenioides sp. Nov. (Schizymeniaceae) , and Sebdenia integra sp. Nov. (Sebdeniaceae) , Two New Red Algal Species from the Noerthwestern Gulf of Mexico , with a Phylogenetic Assessment of the Cryptonemiales Complex (Rhodophyta). By Brigitte Gavio, Emma Hicherson, and Suzanne Fredericq
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New Species and New Records of Offshore Members of the Rhodymeniales (Rhodophyta) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. By Brigitte Gavio and Suzanne Fredericq
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Long-Term Persistence of Coral Assemblages on the Flower Garden Banks, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico: Implications for Science and Management. By Richard B. Aronson, William F. Precht, Thaddeus J. T. Murdoch and Martha L. Robbart
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Pathologies Affecting Reef Corals at the Flower Gardens Banks , Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. By Eric H. Borneman and Gerard M. Wellington
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Tight Temporal Consistency of Coral Mass Spawning at the Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico, from 1997-2003. By Peter D. Vize, John A. Embesi, Mike Nickell, D. Paul Brown and Derek K. Hagman
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Short Papers and Notes
 
Sedimentary Environments of East and West Flower Banks Area.  By  Kathryn M. Scanlon, Seth D. Ackerman and Jill E. Rozycki
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Establishment and Initial Analysis of Deep Reef Stations (32-40 m) at the East Flower Garden Bank.  By William F. Precht, MarthaL. Robbart, Gregory S. Boland and Geroge P. Schmahl
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Observations of the Antipatharian "Black Coral" Plumapathes pennacea (Pallas, 1766) (Cnidaria: Anthozoa), Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. By Gregory S. Boland and Paul W. Sammarco
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First Documentation of the Roper Inshore Squid, Loligo roperi (Cohen, 1976), in the Gulf of Mexico. By Jennifer L. DeBose and Michael Vecchione
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