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A Census of Marine Biodiversity Knowledge, Resources, and Future Challenges

  • Mark John Costello mail,


    Affiliation: Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland, Warkworth, New Zealand

  • Marta Coll,

    Affiliations: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

  • Roberto Danovaro,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy

  • Pat Halpin,

    Affiliation: Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

  • Henn Ojaveer,

    Affiliation: Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu, Pärnu, Estonia

  • Patricia Miloslavich

    Affiliation: Departamento de Estudios Ambientales and Centro de Biodiversidad Marina, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

  • Published: August 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012110
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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about <figure 2>...

Posted by mecdal on 04 Aug 2010 at 03:57 GMT

I wanna know the trend lines in figure2. Each line has different starting and finishing points so I can't get it.
Is it wrong? If not, could you explain it more?

No competing interests declared.

RE: about <figure 2>...

mcostello replied to mecdal on 04 Aug 2010 at 04:41 GMT

Dear Mecdal,
The dashed line indicates the (linear) relationship between species richness and sea volume, and the solid line between richness and seabed area. These are further details are provided in the figure legend.

Competing interests declared: I am an author of the paper.