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predator

(prĕd′ə-tər, -tôr′)
n.
An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
Public safety See Sexual predator
Zoology An animal that preys upon and consumes other animals for its sustenance

predator

any animal that lives by preying on other animals from (usually) a lower TROPHIC LEVEL.

predator

an animal that derives its life support by predation.
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The snails were exposed to predator smell throughout their embryonic development in egg capsules and once they hatched out, they were kept in a predatorfree environment for a week.
He believes the key to answering the question of where humans evolved into more of a predator than prey lies in the Pleistocene era.
A major emphasis is placed on three-level trophic interactions, typically predator, prey, and producer, but with the recognition the chains within cascades may be two or potentially larger than three levels.
Yet separating the effects of fear from those of actual predator attacks took years of preparation, she says.
How prey respond to the fear of being eaten is an important topic in ecology, and we've learned a great deal about how these responses affect predator and prey interactions," says Professor Locke Rowe, chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and co-principal investigator of a study conducted at the University of Toronto's Koffler Scientific Reserve.
But he said the effect of reducing predator species hasn't been given much consideration in evaluations of ecosystem health.
That's what dozens of online sexual predators were greeted with between 2004 and 2007 as a part of the sting set up by NBC show
We reviewed all photographs and identified predators and time of day when a predator was first observed at the nest.
The coagulation is tile prey's attempt to heal its wounds from the predator's first bite--as well as to give its predator something else to chew on.
Adrien Brody gets the chance to be an all action hero this time around as he battles to stay alive on Predator planet.