A biologist studied a population of squirrels for 15 years. during that time, the population was never fewer than 30 squirrels and never more than 45. her data showed that over half of the squirrels born did not survive to reproduce, because of both competition for food and predation. in a single generation, 90% of the squirrels that were born lived to reproduce, and the population increased to 80. which inference(s) about this population might be true? the amount of available food may have increased. the parental generation of squirrels made a peace treaty with it's predators. the number of predators that prey upon squirrels may have decreased. a and c could be true. a, b, and c could be true.

QUESTION POSTED AT 18/04/2020 - 05:56 PM

Answered by admin AT 18/04/2020 - 05:56 PM

a and c could be true

Animals don't have peace treaties with each other and the other two options would both allow a population to increase in size.
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