Sea Cow Extinct In 1768: Passage Analysis

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The reading passage argues that the sea cow extinct in 1768 and provides three possible theories for their extinction. However, the professor explains that true cause of extinction is still unknown and there are problems with the argument by the passage and he repudiates each of the author 's reasons. At first, the reading passage posits that over-hunting of native people for food in that period is the primary reason for the extinction of sea cow. In contrast, the lecturer refutes this ratiocination by imparting that sea cow was an enormous animal with 9-meter length and about 10 tons weight. A small sea cow would be sufficient for the survival of the natives for months and they did not need to hunt a lot of these animals for food. Hence,
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