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Supplementary Material

Supplementary table and figures

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1346v4/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Jonathan Lefcheck analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Scott R Marion conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments.

Robert J Orth conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The data will be uploaded along with the accepted submission.


Funding for all faunal work and later water quality data in South Bay was provided by the grants from numerous agencies notably: the Coastal Programs of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality funded by Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, the Virginia Recreational Fishing License Fund, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with funding to NOAA, Grant NA09NMF4630308, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as private grants from the Allied-Signal Foundation, Norfolk-Southern, and the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment. Early South Bay water quality data were provided J Porter and K McGlathery at Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research project, supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. BSR-8702333-06, DEB-9211772, DEB-9411974, DEB-0080381, DEB-0621014 and DEB-1237733. Chincoteague Bay water quality data were provided by C Wazniak at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Tidewater Ecosystem Assessment Division, funded by the State of Maryland. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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