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An Overview of Marine Biodiversity in United States Waters

  • Daphne Fautin mail,

    fautin@ku.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Penelope Dalton,

    Affiliation: Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Lewis S. Incze,

    Affiliation: Aquatic Systems Group, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, United States of America

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  • Jo-Ann C. Leong,

    Affiliation: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Clarence Pautzke,

    Affiliation: North Pacific Research Board, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Andrew Rosenberg,

    Affiliation: Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Paul Sandifer,

    Affiliation: Hollings Marine Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • George Sedberry,

    Affiliation: Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

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  • John W. Tunnell Jr,

    Affiliation: Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

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  • Isabella Abbott,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Russell E. Brainard,

    Affiliation: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Melissa Brodeur,

    Affiliation: Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Lucius G. Eldredge,

    Affiliation: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Michael Feldman,

    Affiliation: Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Fabio Moretzsohn,

    Affiliation: Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

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  • Peter S. Vroom,

    Affiliation: Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Michelle Wainstein,

    Affiliation: Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Nicholas Wolff

    Affiliation: Aquatic Systems Group, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, United States of America

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  • Published: August 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011914
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Daphne Fautin
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
Penelope Dalton, Michelle Wainstein
Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Lewis S. Incze, Nicholas Wolff
Aquatic Systems Group, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, United States of America
Jo-Ann C. Leong
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States of America
Clarence Pautzke
North Pacific Research Board, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America
Andrew Rosenberg
Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Paul Sandifer
Hollings Marine Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
George Sedberry
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
John W. Tunnell Jr, Fabio Moretzsohn
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America
Isabella Abbott
Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Russell E. Brainard
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Melissa Brodeur, Michael Feldman
Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Lucius G. Eldredge
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Peter S. Vroom
Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: fautin@ku.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.