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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Allen Aven conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ruth H. Carmichael conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

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

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

Animal Ethics

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

Work with live animals was approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) at the University of South Alabama (#581568) and Sea to Shore Alliance (#S2S-2010-03).

Field Study Permissions

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

This work was performed under US Fish & Wildlife Service permit number MA37808A-0 (Sea to Shore Alliance, Sarasota FL).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Because the raw data used in this paper consist of near-exact locations occupied on a recurring basis by an endangered species that is protected by US federal legislation, the authors request a one-year embargo before making the data publicly available.

Post-embargo, the data and scripts to reproduce the results presented in this paper will be made available on the first author's Github account (https://github.com/allenaven), formatted as a dataset for the R statistical computing software.

Funding

This study was funded by the Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries under Section 6 of the USFWS, the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, and the Northern Gulf Institute (Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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