Statistical Sampling Results in setting Legal Catch Rate 


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Subject(s): Science, Social Studies, Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Keywords: dean, grubbs, florida, state, university, marine, lab, shark, gulf, mexico, sampling, statistics, catch rate, rate, endangered
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