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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Eric Thiébaut conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Jean-Claude Dauvin conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Franck Gentil conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Céline Houbin performed the experiments, approved the final draft.

Caroline Broudin performed the experiments, approved the final draft.

Paul J. Somerfield analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

We plan to deposit data in a database which is currently developed at the Roscoff marine station with the support of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet).

Funding

This work was supported by the Marinexus project which was selected under the European cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG IVA France (Channel) England, co-funded by the European Regional Developmement Fund. It also benefits from the financial support of the REBENT programme coordinated by Sandrine Derrien (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle) and funded by the 'Agence de l'Eau Loire-Bretagne', the 'Région Bretagne' and the 'DREAL Bretagne'. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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