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The following data was collected for fish in the Columbia River Basin. All of these species are commonly eaten by the local Native American population.

Compare the “whole body” concentrations of pesticides found in the white sturgeon to that of the rainbow trout.

910-R-02-006, Epa. (n.d.): n. pag. Department of Ecology, State of Washington. Web. 30 May 2016. http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/ruledev/wac173201A/comments/0024cc.pdf.

A

The white sturgeon’s pesticide concentration is nearly ten times greater than the rainbow trout’s.

B

The white sturgeon’s pesticide concentration is nearly five times greater than the rainbow trout’s.

C

The white sturgeon’s pesticide concentration is nearly ten times lower than the rainbow trout’s.

D

The white sturgeon’s pesticide concentration is nearly five times lower than the rainbow trout’s.

E

Both fish have nearly the same concentration of pesticides in their bodies.

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