Rampant Among—Plankton?

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Why use a dash between "among" and "plankton"? When reading, my first reaction is "among (some humans)...(pause)... among plankton."

Does the author deliberately use the dash to produce suspense in the mind of the reader?

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Organ Stealing and Slave Driving Rampant Among—Plankton?
Ocean microbes long thought to depend exclusively on eating turn out to have a solid, if sinister, Plan B

Source: Scientific American
 
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