About the Authors

Andrew J. Dunstan


Affiliation School of Biomedical Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Peter D. Ward

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

N. Justin Marshall

Affiliation Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Competing Interests

Funding was provided by Undersea Explorer for berth space and access to study sites, for some equipment purchase and for staff support in field work. Andrew Dunstan was employed by Undersea Explorer from 1996 to 2006 within a company whose mandate was to provide the highest level ecotourism experience while funding and undertaking quality research and supporting conservation and education in marine science. Undersea Explorer is no longer trading. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AJD PW. Performed the experiments: AJD PW. Analyzed the data: AJD PW JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AJD PW JM. Wrote the paper: AJD PW JM.