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Posted by mecdal on 04 Aug 2010 at 03:57 GMT

I wanna know the trend lines in figure2. Each line has different starting and finishing points so I can't get it.
Is it wrong? If not, could you explain it more?

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mcostello replied to mecdal on 04 Aug 2010 at 04:41 GMT

Dear Mecdal,
The dashed line indicates the (linear) relationship between species richness and sea volume, and the solid line between richness and seabed area. These are further details are provided in the figure legend.

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