1) Describe the type of pattern (linear, exponential, etc.) suggested by the scatter plot of the sockeye population returning to Redfish Lake from 1954 when this data was first collected until 1992, the year Lonesome Larry returned.
2) Transform the data so that the curve is "straightened" as best possible.
3) How well does the transformed data fit a straight line. Explain
4) Determine the equation of the line of best fit and transform it to model the original data.
5) Use your model to predict the number of returning sockeye for 1994 and 1995.
6) Adjust the Ending year above to 2012 and compare your predicted counts with the actual values.
7) Discuss conclusions you draw about (a) changes in the sockeye population in Redfish Lake and (b) the use of mathematical models as predictive tools.
8) Examine and analyze the trend in the sockeye population since 1992.
9) Read "Lonesome Larry's Legacy Lives" and write a brief summary of steps that have been taken to restore the Salmon River sockeye run.