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Competing Interests

Dr John Bruno is an Academic editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

Abel Valdivia 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.

Courtney Cox performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

John Bruno performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Field Study Permissions

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

Bahamas: Department of Marine Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources. Permit MAF/FIS/17.

Cuba: Centro de Control y Inspección Ambiental, Cuba via Dr. Fabian Pina.

Mexico: Dirección General de Ordenamiento Pesquero y Acuicola de la Comisión Nacional de Acuicultura y Pesca (CONAPESCA) de la Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA). Permiso DAPA/2/06504/110612/1608.

Belize: Belize Fisheries Department. Permit # 000028-11.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of related data:

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Funding

This project was funded in part by an UNC Royster Society fellowship and Mellon dissertation completion fellowship to AV, the Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation to CC, the National Geography Society, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a National Science Foundation grant to JB. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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