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MCAS QUESTION OF THE DAY:

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2016 February Biology, Biology - High School
Download PDF Document Question 26 - Multiple-Choice

Reporting Category: Ecology
Standard: 6.1 - Explain how birth, death, immigration, and emigration influence population size.

 
In the past, coyotes lived throughout the western prairies and central Rocky Mountains in North America. Over time, the coyotes’ range has expanded. Humans have tried trapping and hunting coyotes to decrease their numbers. However, biologists currently estimate the number of coyotes to be at an all-time high.
Which of the following statements best explains why the number of coyotes continues to increase despite increases in death rates due to hunting and trapping?
 
 
 

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