About the Authors

Jeffrey T. Williams


Affiliation Fish Division, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Suitland, Maryland, United States of America

Kent E. Carpenter

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America

James L. Van Tassell

Affiliation Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

Paul Hoetjes

Affiliation Department of Environment and Nature, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

Wes Toller

Current address: MSC Accreditation Program, Accreditation Services International GmbH, Bonn, Germany

Affiliation Saba Conservation Foundation, Fort Bay, Saba, Netherlands Antilles

Peter Etnoyer

Current address: Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Affiliation Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

Michael Smith

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

Competing Interests

Dr. Peter Etnoyer co-authored the Deep Sea News blog with PLoS One editor Dr. Craig McClain 2005–2009. Dr. McClain has recused himself from the Saba Bank Biodiversity Assessment volume for this reason.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS. Performed the experiments: JTW KEC JLVT PCH WWT PJE MS. Analyzed the data: JTW KEC JLVT PCH PJE. Wrote the paper: JTW. Wrote portions of the paper: KEC PCH PJE. Helped prepare tables and check species identifications: JLVT. Prepared Fig. 1: PCH.