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Competing Interests

Julia Reisser is an employee of CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship; Maria A. Marcovaldi is an employee of Fundação Pró-Tamar; Danielle S. Monteiro is an employee of Núcleo de Educação e Monitoramento Ambiental.

Author Contributions

Maira C Proietti conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

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

Luis F. Marins conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Maria A. Marcovaldi contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Luciano S Soares analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Danielle Monteiro contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Sarath E.M. Wijeratne conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Charitha Pattiaratchi contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Eduardo R. Secchi conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Animal Ethics

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

This work was approved by the evaluation committee of the Biological Oceanography Doctorate Program of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande.

Field Study Permissions

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

According to Normative Instruction 154/March 2007, all capture, tagging, sampling and transport of biological samples of wild animals for scientific purposes must have approval from Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio) SISBIO committees. This study was approved by the Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, and conducted under SISBIO licenses #225043, #14122, and #159622.

Grant Disclosures

The following grant information was disclosed by the authors:

The Rufford Foundation; Grant #8110-2

Funding

Scholorship and travel funds were provided to MCP by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), http://www.capes.gov.br/. Fieldwork and analyses were funded by The Rufford Foundation, http://www.rufford.org/, Grant #8110-2. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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