Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 59 - Conservation Biology - Figure 59.15 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Failure to recover could be due to many factors, including population density being too low to find mates or pod size being too small to be self-protecting and sustaining.

Work Step by Step

Some of these factors were discussed earlier in material on population ecology--review that. Basically, use your imagination to see what problems arise in a large, long-living organism once its population falls below a critical point.
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