Exercise 3.2: Aquatic Populations
|Do the Decision Making Activity: Can the Cod Fishery Be Saved? on page 382.
Although this is a group activity, do the research on your own.
|3. a) Give three possible reasons for the decline in the cod population?
b) Explain what you think is the real reason was and why.
|4. What recommendations would you make to the government on how to deal with the cod problem in a fair way for the fishing families?|
|Complete Check and Reflect questions #1 to 3 on page 385.|
|1. When populations or species die off, or when they're unhealthy, it's a sign that something in the ecosystem has changed.
Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.
|2. Look at the figure 3.14 on page 385. Explain the term population and what this picture represents in regards to populations.|
|3. The zebra mussel population in the Great Lakes has exploded.
Explain whether you think the population will continue to expand like it has in the past and why.