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Research Article

Revealing the Appetite of the Marine Aquarium Fish Trade: The Volume and Biodiversity of Fish Imported into the United States

  • Andrew L. Rhyne mail,

    arhyne@rwu.edu

    Affiliations: New England Aquarium, Research Department, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Roger Williams University, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Michael F. Tlusty,

    Affiliation: New England Aquarium, Research Department, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Pamela J. Schofield,

    Affiliation: United States Geological Survey, Southeast Ecological Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Les Kaufman,

    Affiliations: New England Aquarium, Research Department, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Boston University Marine Program, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • James A. Morris Jr,

    Affiliation: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Andrew W. Bruckner

    Affiliation: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Landover, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: May 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035808

About the Authors

Andrew L. Rhyne, Michael F. Tlusty, Les Kaufman
New England Aquarium, Research Department, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Andrew L. Rhyne
Roger Williams University, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America
Pamela J. Schofield
United States Geological Survey, Southeast Ecological Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Les Kaufman
Boston University Marine Program, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Les Kaufman
Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
James A. Morris Jr
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America
Andrew W. Bruckner
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Landover, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: arhyne@rwu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AR MT AB. Performed the experiments: AR MT. Analyzed the data: AR MT LK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR MT AB. Wrote the paper: AR MT LK PS JM AB. Acquired data set: AB.