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Volume 29, No. 1 February 2014

REEF ENCOUNTER

The News Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies

ISSN 0225-27987

REEF ENCOUNTER The News Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies ISRS Information

REEF ENCOUNTER Reef Encounter is the Newsletter and Magazine Style Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies. It was first published in 1983. Following a short break in production we are re-launching it in electronic (pdf) form. Contributions are welcome, especially from members. Please submit items directly to the relevant editor (see the back cover for author’s instructions). Coordinating Editor Deputy Editor Editor Reef Perspectives (Scientific Opinions) Editor Reef Currents (General Articles) Editors Reef Edge (Scientific Letters) Editor News & Announcements Editor Book & Product Reviews

Rupert Ormond (email: [email protected]) Caroline Rogers (email: [email protected]) Rupert Ormond (email: [email protected]) Caroline Rogers (email: [email protected]) Dennis Hubbard (email: [email protected]) Alastair Harborne (email: [email protected]) Sue Wells (email: [email protected]) Walt Jaap (email: [email protected])

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR REEF STUDIES The International Society for Reef Studies was founded in 1980 at a meeting in Cambridge, UK. Its aim under the constitution is to promote, for the benefit of the public, the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge and understanding concerning coral reefs, both living and fossil. President Vice President Treasurer Corresponding Secretary Recording Secretary Council Members

Robert Richmond (USA) (email: [email protected]) Caroline Rogers (USA) (email: [email protected]) Donald Potts (USA) (email: [email protected]) Rupert Ormond (UK) (email: [email protected]) Kiho Kim (USA) (email: [email protected]) Juan Pablo Carricart-Gavinet (Mexico) (email: [email protected]) Beatriz Casareto (Japan) (email: [email protected]) Allen Chen (Taiwan) (email: [email protected]) Orla Doherty (UK) (email: [email protected]) Alistair Edwards (UK) (email: [email protected]) Nick Graham (Australia) (email: [email protected]) Andrea Grottoli (USA) (email: [email protected]) Alastair Harborne (Australia) (email: [email protected]) Saki Harii (Japan) (email: [email protected]) Jeff Miller (USA) (email: [email protected]) Erinn Muller (USA) (email: [email protected]) Stephanie Norman (USA) (email: [email protected]) Nicolas Pascal (France / Spain) (email: [email protected]) John Ware (USA) (email: [email protected])

CORAL REEFS - THE JOURNAL The International Society for Reef Studies also publishes through Springer’s its premier scientific journal entitled “CORAL REEFS”. The Journal publishes high quality scientific papers concerning the broad range of fields relevant to both modern and ancient reefs. (see http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/journal/338) Editor in Chief Topic Editors (Biology)

Topic Editors (Ecology) Topic Editor (Geology)

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Howard R. Lasker (e-mail: [email protected]) Glenn Almany (e-mail: [email protected]) Anastazia Banaszak (e-mail: [email protected]) Simon Davy (e-mail: [email protected]) Ruth D. Gates (e-mail: [email protected]) Brian Helmuth (e-mail: [email protected]) Hugh Sweatman (e-mail: [email protected]) Mark J.A. Vermeij Stuart A. Sandin Alastair Harborne (email: [email protected]) Chris Perry (e-mail: [email protected])

VOLUME 29 NUMBER 1 February 2014

REEF ENCOUNTER The News Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies Contents

CONTENTS EDITORIAL

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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OFFICERS’ REPORTS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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REEF NEWS

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