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Pond

A tranquil pool containing fish and plants is projected onto the floor. When the participants discover the pool, they see mostly fish but few plants, because the fish are the plants' predator. When the participants enter, the fish, mysteriously attracted to the participants, playfully swarm around their feet. Because the fish are distracted from eating, the plants are then able to bloom. Most people imagine that ecosystem disruption means the destruction of a specie(s). However, as this project illustrates, a counter-intuitive effect of ecosystem disruption is often that one species is suddenly increased in population due to a predator displacement.

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