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Competing Interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Jonathan Richir conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

François Galgani conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

José Benedicto conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Bruno Andral conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Pierre Lejeune conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Maylis Salivas-Decaux conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Céline Lafabrie conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Cecilia Lopez y Royo conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Gérard Pergent conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christine Pergent-Martini conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Sylvie Gobert conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

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Funding

Funding was provided by the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica, the French Water Agency, the FRS-FNRS (FRFC 2.4.502.08) and the French Community of Belgium (ARC RACE 05/10-333), and was supported by the collaboration of several laboratories from all around the Mediterranean Sea. This research was also supported by EEC (Interreg/MedoccIIIB/MYTILOS Project), and UNEP MEDPOL Program supported INRH (Morocco), ESSMAL (Algeria) and INSTM (Tunisia). This study is part of the STARECAPMED project. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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