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Competing Interests

There are no competing interests

Author Contributions

Tracy A Villareal conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Cynthia H. Pilskaln conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Joseph P. Montoya performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Mark Dennett performed the experiments, performed the at sea operation of the VPR and necessary on-site modifications to keep it working.

Grant Disclosures

The following grant information was disclosed by the authors:

National Science Foundation OCE-0726726, OCE-0094591, OCE-9414372, OCE-9100888 and OCE-9415923 to TAV, OCE-9423471 to CHP.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of related data:

BCO-DMO. Accession is in progress.

Funding

This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation: OCE-0726726, OCE-0094591, OCE-9414372, OCE-9100888 and OCE-9415923 to TAV, and OCE-9423471 to CHP. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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