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# In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine

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In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunters’ expert knowledge of manatees’ habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and helping ensure the manatees’ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan’s chance of success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting the manatees’ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the manatees’ fragile habitat than they currently do.
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09 Sep 2006, 20:00
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09 Sep 2006, 20:33
I am conflicted on this one...

A. seems to clearly contradict the CR, which says tourist interest is high, where as A says that tourists are not interested in manatees.

When the CR says tourist interest is high, aren't we talking about the interest in manatees?

Only other one comes close is E.

I went with E to begin with and will stick to E.

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09 Sep 2006, 21:03
yep haas.. I missed the part about tourist interest being high.
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09 Sep 2006, 22:26
haas_mba07 wrote:
I am conflicted on this one...

A. seems to clearly contradict the CR, which says tourist interest is high, where as A says that tourists are not interested in manatees.

When the CR says tourist interest is high, aren't we talking about the interest in manatees?

Only other one comes close is E.

I went with E to begin with and will stick to E.

Very intelligent question..E..great job Haas
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09 Sep 2006, 22:50
What is wrong with C????

If the diet is changed then there is no need of plan.
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09 Sep 2006, 22:52
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In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee huntersâ€™ expert knowledge of manateesâ€™ habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has
promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and helping ensure the manateesâ€™ survival.
Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the planâ€™s chance of success?
A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.
B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting the manateesâ€™ survival in jeopardy again.
C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained from the sea.
D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the tourists who want to see manatees.
E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the manateesâ€™ fragile habitat than they currently do.

go for (E)

manatee ?? dictionary!! dictionary!!

There are always daunting creatures I don't know poping up in GMAT practices...
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10 Sep 2006, 00:10
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What is wrong with C????

If the diet is changed then there is no need of plan.

I think C is more of a fact. It must have been the case since ages. But how is it going to weaken the proposed new plan. Only E says something that shows the problems that can occur while implementing the plan.
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10 Sep 2006, 06:02
(E) too hadn't it been for haas's scrutiny i wud have chosen (A)
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10 Sep 2006, 06:06
thanks, haas.

OA: E
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10 Sep 2006, 07:07
I think C is incorrect because the argument talks about pointing out a flaw in plan's success and not in plan itself.

If E didnt have a requirement "To maintain their current income", then would A be correct?
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