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Supplemental Information 1

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.364v1/supp-1

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Competing Interests

Samuel H Gruber is the director of the Bimini Biological Field Station.

Author Contributions

Easton R White conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

John D Nagy analyzed the data, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Samuel H Gruber wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Field Study Permissions

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

M. Braynen and C. Higgs, Directors of the Bahamas Department of Fisheries, for issuing a scientific permit in support of the field research.

The 2014 permit states: This serves to certify that Dr. Samuel H. Gruber of the "University of Miami", RSMAS, Miami, Florida, USA, and the "Bimini Biological Field Station" has been granted permission to conduct marine scientific research... [on] Lemon shark population dynamics as it relates to abundance, survival, and partitioning of Bimini's lagoon

Grant Disclosures

The following grant information was disclosed by the authors:

National Science Foundation (NSF-OCE 97-12793)


The collection of data used in this study was made possible with financial support from the Bimini Biological Field Station, Earthwatch Institute, National Science Foundation (NSF-OCE 97-12793), PADI Project Aware, Florida Department of Education (FLORIDA 8749703000001), The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. We gratefully acknowledge the following corporate support: M. Aiello, President of Davey Marine; W. Bell, President Sundance Boats; Destron-Fearing Corporation, especially S. Casey; E.R.W. was supported in part by funds from the School of Life Sciences' SOLUR program, at Arizona State University. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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