About the Authors

Marcy Peteroy-Kelly

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

mkelly2@pace.edu

Affiliation Department of Biology, Pace University, NY, NY, United States of America

Loretta Brancaccio-Taras

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Kingsborough Community College-CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, United States of America

Judy Awong-Taylor

Roles Conceptualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA, United States of America

Teresa Balser

Roles Conceptualization

Affiliation Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Thomas Jack

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States of America

Sara Lindsay

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States of America

Kate Marley

Roles Conceptualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biology, Doane University, Crete, NE, United States of America

Sandra Romano

Roles Conceptualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation College of Science and Mathematics, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Territory of the United States of America

J. Akif Uzman

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation College of Sciences and Technology, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX, United States of America

Pamela Pape-Lindstrom

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.