About the Authors

Savannah Michaelsen

Affiliations University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Biological Sciences, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406, United States of America, Southeastern Louisiana University, Department of Biological Sciences, Hammond, LA, 70402, United States of America

Jacob Schaefer

jake.schaefer@usm.edu

Affiliation University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Biological Sciences, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406, United States of America

Mark S. Peterson

Affiliation University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Coastal Sciences, Ocean Springs, MS, 39564, United States of America

Competing Interests

This project was funded by BP Inc. (commercial funder). This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JFS SM. Performed the experiments: JFS SM MSP. Analyzed the data: JFS SM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MSP. Wrote the paper: JFS SM MSP.