About the Authors

Marie-Hélène Truchon

marie-helene_truchon@uqar.qc.ca (M-HT); nlecomte@gov.nu.ca (NL)

Affiliation Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Canada

Lena Measures

Affiliation Department of Fisheriesand Oceans, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Vincent L’Hérault

Affiliation Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Canada

Jean-Claude Brêthes

Affiliation Institut des Sciences de la Mer, Université du Québec, Rimouski, Québec, Canada

Peter S. Galbraith

Affiliation Department of Fisheriesand Oceans, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Michel Harvey

Affiliation Department of Fisheriesand Oceans, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Sylvie Lessard

Affiliation Department of Fisheriesand Oceans, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Michel Starr

Affiliation Department of Fisheriesand Oceans, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Nicolas Lecomte

marie-helene_truchon@uqar.qc.ca (M-HT); nlecomte@gov.nu.ca (NL)

Affiliations Département de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Canada, Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut, Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Collected environmental data: PSG MH SL MS. Provided significant editing and comments on the manuscript before submission: JCB PSG MH SL LM MS. Provided significant comments and advice during the study: JCB VLH LM. Conceived and designed the experiments: LM MHT. Performed the experiments: LM MHT. Analyzed the data: NL MHT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCB LM PSG MH MS. Wrote the paper: VLH NL MHT.