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Research Article

Love Thy Neighbour: Group Properties of Gaping Behaviour in Mussel Aggregations

  • Katy R. Nicastro equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Katy R. Nicastro, Gerardo I. Zardi

    Affiliation: CCMAR-CIMAR Laboratório Associado, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal

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  • Gerardo I. Zardi equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Katy R. Nicastro, Gerardo I. Zardi

    zardi73@yahoo.it

    Affiliation: CCMAR-CIMAR Laboratório Associado, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal

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  • Christopher D. McQuaid,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology & Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

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  • Gareth A. Pearson,

    Affiliation: CCMAR-CIMAR Laboratório Associado, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal

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  • Ester A. Serrão

    Affiliation: CCMAR-CIMAR Laboratório Associado, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal

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  • Published: October 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047382

About the Authors

Katy R. Nicastro, Gerardo I. Zardi, Gareth A. Pearson, Ester A. Serrão
CCMAR-CIMAR Laboratório Associado, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal
Christopher D. McQuaid
Department of Zoology & Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: zardi73@yahoo.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KRN GIZ. Performed the experiments: KRN GIZ CDM. Analyzed the data: KRN GIZ GAP EAS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CDM EAS GAP GIZ. Wrote the paper: GIZ KRN CDM. Provided editorial advice: EAS GAP.