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How can we measure an animal population that moves around?

By using the capture-recapture technique

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Name 5 ways that the capture-recapture technique works

~Capturing a number of individuals from a species
~Marking them
~Releasing them back into the wild
~Some time later another sample of the species is captured
~Using a mathematical equation to estimate the population