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Competing Interests

Joanna K. Bluemel, Georgia C.A. French, and David Rowat are employees of the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles.

Author Contributions

Joanna K. Bluemel conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Georgia C.A. French contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, editorial input.

David Rowat conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, editorial input.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

No approval was required for non-intrusive aerial behavioural observations carried out in this study.

Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

UNDP PCU project coordination unit steering committee, memorandum of agreement and project approval document.

Funding

This work was funded by the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Marine Conservation Society Seychelles (MCSS) and through public participation. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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