TABLE OF CONTENTS

Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2009

Original Articles
 

Mesohaline Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey Along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast, 2000: A Stratified Random Approach. By Jacoby Carter, Joy H. Merino and Sergio L. Merino

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Mesohaline Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey Along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast, 2001 and 2002: A Salinity Gradient Approach. By Joy H. Merino, Jacoby Carter and Sergio L. Merino

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The Effects of Flooding on Four Common Louisiana Marsh Plants. By Jenneke M. Visser and Elin R. Sandy

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Age, Growth, Mortality, and Reproduction of Roughtongue Bass, Pronotogrammus martinicensis (Serranidae), in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. By Richard S. McBride, Kenneth J. Sulak, Paul E. Thurman and Adam K. Richardson

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Seasonal Responses of Phytoplankton Productivity to Water-Quality Variations in a Coastal Karst Ecosystem of the Yucatan Peninsula. By Israel Medina- Gómez and Jorge A. Herrera-Silveira

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A New Sighting Network Adds to 20 Years of Historical Data on Fringe West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) Populations in Alabama Waters. By Claire M. Pabody, Ruth H. Carmichael, Lauren Rice and Monica Ross

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Life History of Silver Perch Bairdiella chrysoura (Lacepède, 1803) in North-Central Gulf of Mexico Estuaries. By Gretchen L. Grammer, Nancy J. Brown-Peterson, Mark S. Peterson and Bruce H. Comyns

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Analysis of Sediment and Gut Contents of the Sand Dollars Mellita tenuis, Encope michelini and Encope aberrans off the Central Florida Gulf Coast. By Susan E. Hilber and John M. Lawrence

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