About the Authors
- David M. Paterson, Rebecca J. Aspden
- Sediment Ecology Research Group, Gatty Marine Laboratory, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
- Pieter T. Visscher
- Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, Conneticut, United States of America
- Mireille Consalvey
- National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, Greta Point, Wellington, New Zealand
- Miriam S. Andres, R. Pamela Reid
- Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America
- Alan W. Decho
- Department of Environmental Health Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
- John Stolz
- Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: DMP MC MA AD PR. Performed the experiments: DMP RJA PV MC AD JS. Analyzed the data: DMP RJA PV AD JS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DMP RJA PV MA AD JS PR. Wrote the paper: DMP RJA PV.