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Research Article

A Comparison of Spatial and Movement Patterns between Sympatric Predators: Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) and Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

  • Neil Hammerschlag mail,

    nhammerschlag@rsmas.miami.edu

    Affiliations: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America, Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America, RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Jiangang Luo,

    Affiliation: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Duncan J. Irschick,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jerald S. Ault

    Affiliation: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: September 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045958

About the Authors

Neil Hammerschlag, Jiangang Luo, Jerald S. Ault
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America
Neil Hammerschlag
Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America
Neil Hammerschlag
RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America
Duncan J. Irschick
Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nhammerschlag@rsmas.miami.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have received funding from the following commercial funder: Wells Fargo. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NH JL JA. Performed the experiments: NH JL JA. Analyzed the data: NH JL JA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NH JL JA. Wrote the paper: NH JL JA DI.