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					         Rocky Shore Field Study Follow up Exercise
1. The aim of the exercise was to:
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2. The hypothesises for this experiment would be:

    Species diversity and abundance of rocky shore organisms …………… change with
    increased …………… from low water or between rockpools and adjacent dry rock.

3. The methods used were:

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4. Explain why the class randomly selected the locations to sample with the
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5. Explain why it was necessary to repeat the transects along the rock
   platform?
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6. Explain your observations:
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7. Support your observations with graphs using the class data in Microsoft
    Excel spreadsheet provided.

Developed as part of the Australian School Innovation in Science Technology and Mathematics Project 2007.


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