About the Authors

George L Shillinger

Affiliation Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

Daniel M Palacios

Affiliations Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America , NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

Helen Bailey

Affiliation NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

Steven J Bograd

Affiliation NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

Alan M Swithenbank

Affiliation Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

Philippe Gaspar

Affiliation Collecte Localisation Satellites, Direction Océanographie Spatiale, Ramonville, France

Bryan P Wallace

Affiliation Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

James R Spotila

Affiliation Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Frank V Paladino

Affiliation Department of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

Rotney Piedra

Affiliation Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, San José, Costa Rica

Scott A Eckert

Affiliation Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

Barbara A Block

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: bblock@stanford.edu

Affiliation Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

GLS, JRS, FVP, SAE, and BAB conceived and designed the experiments. GLS, BPW, JRS, FVP, RP, and BAB performed the experiments. GLS, DMP, HB, SJB, AMS, and PG analyzed the data. GLS, DMP, HB, SJB, AMS, PG, BPW, SAE, and BAB contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. GLS, DMP, HB, SJB, and BPW wrote the paper. DMP led the oceanographic analysis.