This is mainly due to the fact that population A mainly accumulates the area of Wildwater Bay while the population B lives mostly around the kelp forests. The table shows a great difference in the mortality rate of both the population on a whole. In 1995 there were no reported cases of Toxoplasma gondii in the sea otters but after the year 1996 there is seen a slight increase in the mortality rate of both the populations. While there is a huge difference between the mortality rate of both the populations still Population A has also shown a slight increase in the cases found of Toxiplasma gondii in the recent years. Population B is more infected by Toxoplasma gondii because of the disease is known to survive for a longer time in impure soil and also in fresh and sea water. The table shows a great increase in the mortality rate from 2001 to 2006 and then a slight fall in 2007. Population A is found to be more resistant to the disease in the years and according to the table it has shown very less cases in which the sea otters have been affected by the disease. The following graph shows an increase of the disease in population A and population B.
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