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Supplemental Information

Supplemental Data 1. Archive of biological cruises to hydrothermal vents

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27559v1/supp-1

Supplemental Data 2. Family incidence data from hydrothermal vent research cruises

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27559v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Andrew Thaler is the founder and CEO of Blackbeard Biologic: Science and Environmental Advisors. Diva Amon is the founder and Director of SpeSeas.

Author Contributions

Andrew D Thaler conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Diva Amon conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

We have uploaded two data files. Supplemental Data 1 contains an archive of all cruise reports accessed and analyzed for this study. Supplemental Data 2 is the incidence data for each biogeographic province, identified to the taxonomic level of Family.


This project was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Subject-matter experts from the Pew Charitable Trusts had the opportunity to provide input on drafts of the manuscript but all decisions were the determination of the authors.

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