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Proceedings of the 34TH Scientific Meeting of the
Memorias de la 34
VA Reunión Científica de la
AMLC / ALMC
Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean
Asociación de Laboratorios Marinos del Caribe

Organizing Committee / Comité organizador.…………………………………………………………………………………………………. IX
Local Organizers / Organizadores Locales.……………………………………………………………………………………………………. X
Local Sponsors / Patrocinadores Locales.……………………………………………………………………………………………………. X
The Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean (AMLC): New Thoughts, New Directions.…………………………………………. XI
Program.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. XIII
 

J. Cortés, A.C. Fonseca, J. Nivia, V. Nielsen-Muñoz, J. Samper-Villarreal, E. Salas, Solciré Martínez & P. Zamora-Trejos

Monitoring coral reefs, seagrasses and mangroves in Costa Rica (CARICOMP)
1

R.E. Rodríguez-Martínez, F. Ruíz-Rentería, B. van Tussenbroek, G. Barba-Santos, E. Escalante-Mancera, G. Jordán-Garza & E. Jordán-Dahlgren

Environmental state and tendencies of the Puerto Morelos CARICOMP site, Mexico
23

A. Rodríguez-Ramírez, J. Garzón-Ferreira, A. Batista-Morales, D. L. Gil, D. I. Gómez-López, K. Gómez-Campo, T. López-Londoño, R. Navas-Camacho, M. Catalina Reyes-Nivia & J. Vega-Sequeda

Temporal patterns in coral reef, seagrass and mangrove communities from Chengue bay CARICOMP site (Colombia): 1993-2008
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P. Gayle, B. Charpentier, O. Spence & A. Levrel

The Jamaican CARICOMP Site: using a temporal data set to assist in managing coastal resources
63

J.C. Ogden

Marine spatial planning (MSP): A first step to ecosystem-based management (EBM) in the Wider Caribbean
71

S.M. Williams & J. García-Sais

Temporal and Spatial Distribution Patterns of Echinoderm Larvae in La Parguera
81

S.C.C. Steiner, K.J. Macfarlane, L.M. Price & D.A. Willette

The distribution of seagrasses in Dominica, Lesser Antilles
89

J.L. Borger & S. Colley

The effects of a coral disease on the reproductive output of Montastraea faveolata (Scleractinia: Faviidae)
99

A.W. Bruckner & E.H. Borneman

Implications of coral harvest and transplantation on reefs in northwestern Dominica
111

M.V. Fuentes H., L. Rojas de Astudillo, A. Diaz & G. Martínez

Distribución de metales pesados en los sedimentos superficiales del Saco del Golfo de Cariaco, Sucre, Venezuela
129

L. Wells, F. Perez, M. Hibbert, L. Clerveaux, J. Johnson & T.J. Goreau

Effect of severe hurricanes on Biorock Coral Reef Restoration Projects in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands
141

J. Schittone

Restoration and monitoring of a vessel grounding on a shallow reef in the Florida Keys
151

A. López-Ordaz, & J.G. Rodríguez-Quintal

Ictiofauna asociada a un arrecife somero en el Parque Nacional Morrocoy, Venezuela
163

M.N. Flores, J.G. Rodríguez-Quintal & M.C. Díaz

Distribución de esponjas (Porifera) a lo largo de un gradiente de profundidad en un arrecife coralino, Parque Nacional San Esteban, Carabobo, Venezuela
175

S. Rodríguez, A. Cróquer, D. Bone & C. Bastidas

Severity of the 1998 and 2005 bleaching events in Venezuela, southern Caribbean
189

C. Settar & T. Turner

Coral reefs and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands: A relationship of knowledge, outdoor activities and stewardship
197

J. Cedeño, M.J. Prieto, L. Pereda & T. Allen

Abundancia y riqueza de moluscos y crustáceos asociados a las raíces sumergidas del mangle rojo (Rhizophora mangle) en la laguna de Bocaripo, Sucre, Venezuela
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