About the Authors

Sheila A. McKenna


Affiliations Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, Mission Blue, Alameda, California, United States of America, The Ecology Centre and Commonwealth Facility for Applied Environmental Decision Analysis (AEDA), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Peter Etnoyer

Current address: Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

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

Competing Interests

Co-author Peter Etnoyer and PLoS editor Dr. Craig McClain were co-editors at the Deep-Sea News blog 2005–2009. Dr. McClain has recused himself from editorial review of the Saba Bank Biodiversity Assessment volume to avoid conflict of interest. There are no conflicts of interest for the first and corresponding author, Sheila A. McKenna.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAM PJE. Performed the experiments: SAM PJE. Analyzed the data: SAM PJE. Wrote the paper: SAM PJE.