5th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals 2012 Statoil The proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals, titled  “Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems: Proceedings of the Fifth  International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals” is published in January 2014 (Deep Sea  Research Part II, volume 99). The Volume consists of in total 30 scientific contributions highlighting  the latest results in cold-water coral research. Introduction  Mienis, F., Duineveld, G.C.A., Lavaleije, M., and van Weering, T. C. E. (Guest editors)  Predicting the distribution of vulnerable marine ecosystems in the deep sea using presence  background models.   Vierod, A. D. T., Guinotte, J. M., and Davies, A. J.  Geochemical and physical constraints for the occurrence of living cold-water corals.   Flögel, S., Dullo, W. C., Pfannkuche, O., Kiriakoulakis, K., and Rüggeberg, A.  Short-term metabolic and growth responses of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa to ocean  acidification.   Hennige, S. J., Wicks, L. C., Kamenos, N. A., Bakker, D. C. E., Findlay, H. S., Dumousseaud, C., and  Roberts, J. M.  Species-specific physiological response by the cold-water corals Lophelia pertusa and  Madrepora oculata to variations within their natural temperature range.   Naumann, M. S., Orejas, C., and Ferrier-Pagès, C.  Uptake of dissolved free amino acids by four cold-water coral species from the Mediterranean  Sea. Gori, A., Grover, R., Orejas, C., Sikorski, S., and Ferrier-Pagès, C.  Reproduction of deep-sea reef-building corals from the southwestern Atlantic.   Pires, D O., Silva J. C., and Bastos, N. D.  Temporal changes in the growth of two Mediterranean cold-water coral species, in situ and in  aquaria.   Lartaud, F., Pareige, S., de Rafelis, M., Feuillassier, L., Bideau, M., Peru, E., De la Vega, E., Nedoncelle,  K., Romans, P., and Le Bris, N.  Insights into the population dynamics of the deep-sea coral genus Paramuricea in the Gulf of  Mexico.   Doughty, C. L., Quattrini, A. M., and Cordes, E. E.  Complete mitochondrial genomes elucidate phylogenetic relationships of the deep-sea  octocoral families Coralliidae and Paragorgiidae.   Figueroa, D. F. and Baco, A. R.  A phylogenetic approach to octocoral community structure in the deep Gulf of Mexico. Deep  Sea Quattrini, A. M., Etnoyer, P. J., Doughty, C., English, L., Falco, R., Remon, N., Rittinghouse, M., and  Cordes, E. E.  New records of Primnoidae (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) in Brazilian deep waters.   Arantes, R. C. M. and Loiola, L. L.  First record of Antipathella subpinnata (Anthozoa, Antipatharia) in the Azores (NE Atlantic),  with description of the first monotypic garden for this species.  de Matos, V., Gomes-Pereira, J. N., Tempera, F., Ribeiro, P. A., Braga-Henriques, A., and Porteiro, F.  Cold-water coral mounds and sponge-beds as habitats for demersal fish on the Norwegian  shelf.   Kutti, T., Bergstad, O. A. , Fosså, J. H., and Helle, K.  Investigating the association of fish abundance and biomass with cold-water corals in the  deep Northeast Atlantic Ocean using a generalised linear modelling approach.   Biber, M. F., Duineveld, G. C. A., Lavaleye, M. S. S., Davies, A. J., Bergman, M. J. N., and van den Beld,  I. M. J.  Next page 1-6 April 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Image in the right top corner: USGS DISCOVRE 2008