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CR: Sea Otters - GMATPrep

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30 Jul 2006, 21:34
Will go with A.

The author gives us two reasons for the decline in the population of sea otters. - predation or Disease.

He leans on disease by dawing an analogy between seals, sea lions and sea otters.

A gives us support to the predation theory.

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30 Jul 2006, 21:42
Will also go with A.
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30 Jul 2006, 21:42
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A 100% since I see this question for more than 8 times in GMATPREP
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30 Jul 2006, 21:45
A. killer whales prayed on see otters as seals and see lions were declined.
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03 Aug 2006, 11:06
A is the clear winner.

It provides reason that whales are responsible for decline and not due to disease
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03 Aug 2006, 14:10
A it must be.
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10 Aug 2006, 12:18
Why is B incorrect though? Doesn't it weaken (contradict) the argument by saying that the population actually didn't decline but that there was a migration of sea otters?
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11 Aug 2006, 12:21
A..
Not B because - conclusion is that its desease that decreased the population..
So we have to weaken this statement.. A does a better job..
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11 Aug 2006, 12:37
dwivedys wrote:
Why is B incorrect though? Doesn't it weaken (contradict) the argument by saying that the population actually didn't decline but that there was a migration of sea otters?

Definitely A here...

B is incorrect because it deals with general 1980s... vs... the argument talks about late 1980s
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11 Aug 2006, 13:09
and the OA is A
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11 Aug 2006, 23:31
u2lover wrote:
B is incorrect because it deals with general 1980s... vs... the argument talks about late 1980s

I didn't notice that .. Good point..
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12 Aug 2006, 07:07
Only (A) hints of another cause of the decline in the otter population. (Actually, they were probably hunted for their pelts )
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