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Naturalist: For several years, coyote have had a robust population

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Naturalist: For several years, coyote have had a robust population throughout the Susquehanna National Forest. Over the past seven years, the Canic Chemical Corporation in nearby Harrisville has been releasing low levels of bromide compounds into the air and groundwater. Some of these compounds, in sufficient concentrations, are suspected of compromising the immune systems of young coyote. A recent study over the entire forest established that 30% of young coyote did not survive their first year of life. Clearly, the bromide compounds released by Canic pose a direct threat to the well-being of coyote in the forest.

The answer to which of the following would be most useful for evaluating the naturalist's reasoning?

A) Have significant levels of these bromide compounds been measured in the blood of other mammals in the forest?
B) To what parts of the forest does the wind carry the particulate form of these bromide compounds?
C) How many of the natural springs in the forest derive from groundwater that flows in the vicinity of Harrisville?
D) What naturally available nutrients would strengthen the immune system of young coyote against any effects of these bromide compounds?
E) What percentage of healthy coyote survive to adulthood in the wild?
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Re: Naturalist: For several years, coyote have had a robust population [#permalink]

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i would go with option E as it appears to evaluate the argument properly.It helps in understanding whether bromide is affecting the adult population of coyote as well as or not

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Re: Naturalist: For several years, coyote have had a robust population [#permalink]

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The naturalist's argument hinges on the recent study that shows 30% of young coyotes didn't make it to adulthood. While the suggested factor that results in this 30% was the release of the bromide compound, there is no reference point; we don't know if that number went up or, possibly, down. What if prior to the release of the compound, 50% of young coyote never made it into adulthood? Then it could be that the bromide is in some way helping the young coyotes survive.

The point is that E addresses a major issue in siding with the naturalist and it is an important piece of information to establish to properly test for the naturalist's reasoning.

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