About the Authors
- Peter J. Etnoyer
- Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America
- Herman H. Wirshing
- Marine Biology and Fisheries, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America
- Juan A. Sánchez
- Laboratorio de Biología Molecular Marina (BIOMMAR), Departamento Ciencias Biológicas-Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
There is a competing interest between the lead author and PLoS editor Dr. Craig McClain, who served together as co-editors in a mutual enterprise, Deep Sea News. Deep Sea News was co-edited by Drs. McClain and Etnoyer from 2005-2009.
Conceived and designed the experiments: PJE. Performed the experiments: PJE HHW JAS. Analyzed the data: PJE HHW JAS. Wrote the paper: PJE HHW JAS.