About the Authors

Andrew L. Rhyne, Michael F. Tlusty, Les Kaufman
New England Aquarium, Research Department, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Andrew L. Rhyne
Roger Williams University, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America

Pamela J. Schofield
United States Geological Survey, Southeast Ecological Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Les Kaufman
Boston University Marine Program, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Les Kaufman
Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

James A. Morris Jr
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

Andrew W. Bruckner
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Landover, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AR MT AB. Performed the experiments: AR MT. Analyzed the data: AR MT LK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR MT AB. Wrote the paper: AR MT LK PS JM AB. Acquired data set: AB.