Serious Science: Biological Carrying Capacity

July 1, 2013

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Fish and wildlife biologists manage natural resources for the overall health of certain species and the ecosystem where they live. But sometimes a healthy ecosystem gets damaged when too many of a certain species eats all the food. Just imagine a swarm of locust eating all the vegetation in sight. Once an ecosystem gets that damaged, it can impact the health of everything that lives there. So what’s the right balance? Biologists call the right balance the “biological carrying capacity”. This video explores how fish biologist manage for BCC.

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