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Great Lakes
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Gather Data.1

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A - Atlantic Cod Commercial Landings (fish catch)

checkmarkClick here to go to the COMMERCIAL LANDINGS site.

  • Scroll down to the "Species" box on the left side of the page. 
  • Delete the text in the box, then type "COD,ATLANTIC" in the box (use all capital letters).
  • Scroll down to the "Year Range" boxes.
  • Click on the "From" box and select 1990.
  • Leave the listed data in the "To" box.
  • Scroll down to the "Time Frame" box.
  • Click on the "Time Frame" box and select "ANNUAL".
  • Scroll down and click the "Submit Query" button.
  1. What is the relationship between the number of fish caught in a year and the number caught the year before?
  2. How would you explain this relationship?