A student examines the climatograph shown above and concludes that the diagram represents a region in a tropical rainforest biome. Discuss the error in the student’s reasoning using the given data. In your answer, identify the biome likely represented by the climatograph. (4 points) Your Answer: A tropical rainforest biome experiences temperature between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius year round, and does not have distinct seasons. If you analyze this graph, you can tell by the distinct highs and lows of the temperature that this biome does indeed experience seasons. The temperature's range is also between 4 and 25 degrees Celsius- a big difference from the tropical rainforest climate. Also, if you add together the average rainfall by month represented by the graph, you get about 800-900 mm of rainfall per year. The average yearly rainfall of a tropical rainforest is between 2000-10000 mm of rainfall per year. Based on the distinct seasons, average temperatures, and average rainfall, I would hypothesize that this is a graph representing a temperate shrubland biome. This biome has ranging temperature of 0-20 degrees Celsius and 200-1000 mm of rainfall per year.
Question 31 Not yet graded / 4 pts A company harvests oysters by dredging along the continental shelf. Identify two ways in which this method is unsustainable, and describe a more sustainable alternative for harvesting oysters. (4 points) Your Answer: Dredging is an unsustainable fishing practice because it significantly damages the ocean floor and the habitats of other plant and animal life. It is also subject to bycatch. A more sustainable way to harvest oysters would be to not harvest them at all. Oyster's are difficult to catch by any other fishing method, let alone sustainable methods. The best way to sustainably harvest oysters is to not harvest them at all. This would protect the ocean floor and surrounding habitats from damage.
- Spring '19
- Lydia Goodrum
- Wilderness, limnetic zone, Littoral Zone, Profundal zone, Tongass National Forest