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Which of the below is an example of the tragedy of the commons? a. Treaties allowing for the limited taking of whales for research purposes b. Offshore clam beds in public areas depleted below replenishment levels by overfishing c. Individuals catching their legal limit of fish on a daily basis d. Shrimp boats accidentally catching turtles in their nets e. A large storm smothering a large oyster bed with a new sand bar

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Tragedy of the common is the overconsumption and depletion of the shared resource. An example of this is offshore clam beds in public areas depleted below replenishment levels by overfishing.

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