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This video will help you gain an understanding of the Mark- Release- Recapture technique of populaiton sampling. This link wil give you more info on this technique: http://coopunit.forestry.uga.edu/FORS8390/Lecture/lect_notes/11-L-P.pdf
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Do the following to turn in CALCULATE: Given the following data, what would be the estimated size of a tiger shark population in Pearl & Hermes Atoll? To ascertain the population size scientists mark and recapture sharks. This involves capturing sharks on a line baited with tuna. The sharks are then equipped with a small ultrasonic pinger, and then released. The transmitters can reveal directional movement and depth. A biologist originally marked 10 sharks in coastal waters adjacent to Pearl & Hermes atoll. Over a month long period, biologists caught 25 sharks. Of those 25, 6 were found to have tags. Based on this information, what is the estimated population size of the sharks in Pearl & Hermes? SHOW WORK.