About the Authors

Patricia Puerta

patrix.puerta@gmail.com

Affiliation Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Mary E. Hunsicker

Affiliation National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Antoni Quetglas

Affiliation Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Diego Álvarez-Berastegui

Affiliation Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Antonio Esteban

Affiliation Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Murcia, San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain

María González

Affiliation Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain

Manuel Hidalgo

Affiliation Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PP MEH AQ MH. Performed the experiments: MH AQ AE MG. Analyzed the data: PP MEH MH AQ DAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PP MEH MH AQ DAB AE MG. Wrote the paper: PP MEH MH AQ DAB AE MG. Relevant literature review: PP MEH AQ DAB AE MG MH. Numerical modelling design: PP MEH MH. Software development: PP MEH DAB.