About the Authors

Peter J. Etnoyer


Affiliation Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

Herman H. Wirshing

Affiliation Marine Biology and Fisheries, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Juan A. Sánchez

Affiliation Laboratorio de Biología Molecular Marina (BIOMMAR), Departamento Ciencias Biológicas-Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Competing Interests

There is a competing interest between the lead author and PLoS editor Dr. Craig McClain, who served together as co-editors in a mutual enterprise, Deep Sea News. Deep Sea News was co-edited by Drs. McClain and Etnoyer from 2005-2009.

Author Contributions

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