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Research Article

Predator-Induced Fleeing Behaviors in Phytoplankton: A New Mechanism for Harmful Algal Bloom Formation?

  • Elizabeth L. Harvey,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Susanne Menden-Deuer mail

    smenden@gso.uri.edu

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Published: September 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046438

About the Authors

Elizabeth L. Harvey, Susanne Menden-Deuer
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: smenden@gso.uri.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

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