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Research Article

Incorrect Likelihood Methods Were Used to Infer Scaling Laws of Marine Predator Search Behaviour

  • Andrew M. Edwards mail,

    Andrew.Edwards@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

    Affiliation: Marine Ecosystems and Aquaculture Division, Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Mervyn P. Freeman,

    Affiliation: British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Greg A. Breed,

    Affiliations: Long Marine Laboratory, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ian D. Jonsen

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Population Ecology Division, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045174

About the Authors

Andrew M. Edwards
Marine Ecosystems and Aquaculture Division, Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Mervyn P. Freeman
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Greg A. Breed
Long Marine Laboratory, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Greg A. Breed, Ian D. Jonsen
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Greg A. Breed
Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Ian D. Jonsen
Population Ecology Division, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: Andrew.Edwards@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: AME MPF GAB IDJ. Conceived the analysis: AME MPF GAB IDJ. Contributed to understanding: AME MPF GAB IDJ. Obtained and analysed data: AME. Derived mathematics: AME MPF.