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1
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What is a keystone species?
A
A species that plays an essential role in the structure, functioning or productivity of a habitat or ecosystem at a defined level
2
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Examples of keystone species
A
Sea Otter
Wolves
Sharks
3
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Why is the sea otter a keystone species?
A
Sea otters feed on sea urchins

Sea urchins derive their food from kelp

Kelp is the main food source in ocean ecosystem

Sea otters regulate all organisms in the ecosystem
4
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What is a flagship species?
A
A flagship species is a species selected to act as an ambassador, icon or symbol for a defined habitat, issue, campaign or environmental cause.
5
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Examples of flagship (charismatic) species
A
Giant panda
Tiger
Asian elephant
Orangutan
6
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What is intristic value for preserving biodiversity?
A
Ethics
Aesthetics
Economic
Ecological