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Research Article

The Whale Pump: Marine Mammals Enhance Primary Productivity in a Coastal Basin

  • Joe Roman mail,

    jroman@uvm.edu

    Affiliation: Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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  • James J. McCarthy

    Affiliation: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: October 11, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013255
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Joe Roman
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
James J. McCarthy
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jroman@uvm.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JR JJM. Performed the experiments: JR. Analyzed the data: JR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JJM. Wrote the paper: JR JJM.