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We thank E. Nelson, B. Connors, S. Rogers, and K. Assonitis, as well as the people of the Broughton Archipelago, for help in the field. R. Routledge (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada) designed the 2004 survival studies. Comments from B. Anholt, M. Wonham, and two reviewers improved the manuscript. This work was supported by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC) Canada Graduate Scholarship D and a D. Allen Birdsall Memorial Scholarship (to M.K.); a senior Canada Research Chair and NSERC Collaborative Research Opportunity grant (to M.A.L.); NSERC Discovery grants (to M.A.L. and J.P.V.); an NSERC/Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant (to J.P.V.); a Tides Canada grant (to A.M.); and matching funds from the National Research Council of Canada Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems program, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Sablefish Association, and the British Columbia Wilderness Tourism Association.



  • To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: [email protected]
  • Author contributions: M.K., M.A.L., and A.M. designed research; M.K., M.A.L., and A.M. performed research; M.K., M.A.L., and L.N.F. contributed new reagents/analytic tools; M.K. analyzed data; and M.K., M.A.L., and J.P.V. wrote the paper.

  • The authors declare no conflict of interest.

  • This article is a PNAS direct submission.

  • See Commentary on page 15277.

  • Freely available online through the PNAS open access option.

  • © 2006 by The National Academy of Sciences of the USA

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