The Fall Meetings continue to set records. At the 1985 meeting, more than 2800 papers were presented, and over 4150 attendees registered. Poster sessions accounted for 17% of the total papers, but despite these poster sessions there were atleast 24 simultaneous sessions ongoing. The meeting also attracted a record number of exhibitors. It is worth nothing that this meeting did not involve American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) participation, as did the 1984 Fall Meeting. ASLO participates in the AGU Fall Meeting on a 2-year cycle.