About the Authors

Charles E. Tilburg

ctilburg@une.edu

Affiliation Department of Marine Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, United States of America

Michael A. McCartney

Affiliation Department of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

Philip O. Yund

Address Current address: The Downeast Institute, Beals, Maine, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Marine Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CET MAM POY. Performed the experiments: CET MAM POY. Analyzed the data: CET POY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CET POY. Wrote the paper: CET POY.