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Raw data of hunting group composition and abundance

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2432v1/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Peter J Auster 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.

Jorge Cortés performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

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

Our work involved behavioral observation of animals in nature with no manipulations, hence no IACUC protocol was required.

Field Study Permissions

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

Isla del Coco National Park kindly provided permits for our research (ACMIC-1-2015-002).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data has been supplied as a supplementary file.

Funding

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support and encouragement of the Undersea Hunter Group, the captains and crews of MV Sea Hunter and MV Argo, the divemasters and smallboat operators that made diving operations safe and productive, and the pilots and crews of the DeepSee submersible that took us beyond the limits of wet diving. Isla del Coco National Park kindly provided permits for our research (ACMIC-1-2015-002). UCR supported travel for PJA as a visiting scholar and facilitated the work with JC that led to the present study. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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