About the Authors
- Eric M. Patterson, Janet Mann
- Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America
The authors have the following competing interest: Field gear was supplied at discounted rates by Airline Supply by J. Sink (http://www.airlinebyjsink.com/) and Splash Dive Center of Alexandria, VA (http://www.splashdivecenter.com/). There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.
Conceived and designed the experiments: EMP. Performed the experiments: EMP JM. Analyzed the data: EMP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EMP. Wrote the paper: EMP JM. Collected most of the data on sponging in Figure 2: JM.