Once you’ve collected all of your data from your transects and analyzed it, the next step is to explain the patterns that you see in your data. Use this sheet to help you do that.

Now that you have collected and analyzed your data, the next step is explanation. Can you think of any reasonable explanations for why you see any patterns in your data? Remember, you want to give an explanation that is supported by patterns you find in your own data. Finally, if you went through this whole process again, is there anything you would do or set up differently the next time around?

In the space below, write down your explanation(s) for the patterns you see in the data you collected and analyzed from your transects. Also write down any changes in your data collection or analysis you would try if your monitoring was done again.















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