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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

M. Aaron MacNeil conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Camille Mellin wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Morgan S Pratchett wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jessica Hoey conceived and designed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Kenneth RN Anthony wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Alistair J Cheal conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ian Miller conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Hugh Sweatman conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Zara L Cowan conceived and designed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Sascha Taylor performed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Chris J Fonnesbeck analyzed the data, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Field Study Permissions

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

All fieldwork was conducted under the Australian Institute of Marine Science research permit issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

1) CoTS_MR

2) N/A

3) https://github.com/mamacneil/CoTS_MR

Funding

This work was supported by funding from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and from the Queensland Government via an Accelerate Partnership under the Department of Science, Industry, Technology and Innovation. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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