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Bio article and questions. Files attached

Bio article and questions. Files attached
Name_______________________________________________ Tragedy of the Commons BIOL 106 Online Activity In 1968, the biologist Garrett Hardin called the degradation of openly shared resources the tragedy of the commons . A commons is an openly shared public resource. Individual users act in their own self-interest and behave contrary to the common good by depleting or using up shared resources. There are many examples of the tragedy of the commons such as fossil fuels causing poor air quality for living organisms or overharvesting fish in the ocean so that the population is unsustainable. Complete the activities and answer the questions. Part 1. Read the original Tragedy of the Commons article and write a 250 word summary. The PDF of the article if posted in Blackboard below the lab handout. Part 2. DESCRIBE another example of the tragedy of the commons (not overfishing or air quality). This description must consist of at least 6 well-constructed sentences to fully describe your example. Part 3. Overfishing and You How can you help fish be harvested sustainably? Your food choices have a huge impact on this! SeafoodWatch.org is a website that provides information to help people make good choices for sustainable seafood (preventing overfishing). Go to seafoodwatch.org and enter your favorite seafood or sushi name (or just pick one) to search recommendations. Seafood Choice_____________________________ A) What is some of the information the website tells you about your seafood choice? B) Click on View Recommendations for your seafood choice. What are the recommendations the website gives you? C)Go back to the main page and click on Seafood Basics . Click on Fishing and Farming Methods. Scroll down to Farming Methods. There are six different farming methods. State each method as well as one pro and one con for each method. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Now click on Seafood Basics and click on Sustainable Solutions. Scroll down to Manage Pollution and Disease. What is the pollution concern with farmed fish housed together? What are open net pens? What is the concern with them? What is land-based fish farming? Final Questions 1. Is it possible for everyone to agree on what is in “the common good”? Explain! 2. How should we make decisions that concern natural resources? 3. Give an example at home, at school, and out in the community about our tendency to over utilize a commons while expecting someone else to bear the responsibility for cleaning it up.