About the Authors

Mary I. O'Connor, Andrea Anton
Curriculum in Ecology, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Mary I. O'Connor, Andrea Anton, John F. Bruno
Department of Marine Sciences, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Michael F. Piehler, Dina M. Leech
Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

oconnor@nceas.ucsb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: MIO MFP JFB. Performed the experiments: MIO MFP DML AA. Analyzed the data: MIO MFP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MFP DML. Wrote the paper: MIO.