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Competing Interests

Jennifer McKinney is an employee of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Eric Hoffmayer is an employee of National Marine Fisheries Service, Al Dove is an employee of the Georgia Aquarium Research Center, Rafael de la Parra and Beatriz Galván Pastoriza are employees of Ch'ooj Ajauil AC; Rachel Graham is an employee of the Wildlife Conservation Society; Jason Holmberg is an employee of Wild Me; Steve Fox is an employee of Utila Whale Shark Research; Simon Pierce is an employee of the Marine Megafauna Foundation. All authors declare no competing interest.

Author Contributions

Jennifer McKinney conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Eric R Hoffmayer conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Jason Holmberg conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Rachel Graham conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Rafael de la Parra conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Beatriz Galván Pastoriza conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Steve Fox conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Simon Pierce conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Alistair D.M. Dove conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Animal Ethics

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

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Funding

This work has no directed research funds. The primary database, WildMe is a self-funding organization. Multiple coauthors and their contributing efforts are supported by their primary employer, including the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Georgia Aquarium Research Center, and Utila Whale Shark Research Group. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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