About the Authors

Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk

maria@iopan.gda.pl

Affiliation Department of Marine Ecology, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

Emilia Jankowska

Affiliation Department of Marine Ecology, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

Lech Kotwicki

Affiliation Department of Marine Ecology, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

Piotr Balazy

Affiliation Department of Marine Ecology, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MWK EJ LK. Performed the experiments: MWK EJ LK PB. Analyzed the data: MWK EJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MWK. Wrote the paper: MWK EJ LK PB.