About the Authors

Simone Panigada

panigada@inwind.it

Affiliations Tethys Research Institute, Milano, Italy, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research - ISPRA, Roma, Italy

Giancarlo Lauriano

Affiliation Institute for Environmental Protection and Research - ISPRA, Roma, Italy

Louise Burt

Affiliation RUWPA, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Nino Pierantonio

Affiliation Tethys Research Institute, Milano, Italy

Greg Donovan

Affiliation International Whaling Commission, The Red House, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SP GL GD. Performed the experiments: SP GL NP GD. Analyzed the data: SP GL LB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LB. Wrote the paper: SP GL NP GD.