Figure 45.2 As this graph shows, population density typically decreases with increasing body size. Why do you think this is the case?
Figure 45.10b If the major food source of the seals declines due to pollution or overfishing, which of the following would likely occur?
- The carrying capacity of seals would decrease, as would the seal population.
- The carrying capacity of seals would decrease, but the seal population would remain the same.
- The number of seal deaths would increase but the number of births would also increase, so the population size would remain the same.
- The carrying capacity of seals would remain the same, but the population of seals would decrease.
Figure 45.16 Age structure diagrams for rapidly growing, slow growing, and stable populations are shown in stages 1 through 3. What type of population change do you think stage 4 represents?