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top carnivore

an organism found at the top of the PYRAMID OF NUMBERS that preys on other organisms but which is not itself preyed on.
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It observes that time is "the ultimate apex predator, shaping all landscapes and yet consuming all who lived within them."
"It goes from Bronze all the way up to Apex Predator. And it's using special matchmaking tiers." Matchmaking times could be a bit higher for upper tier players.
It is an apex predator and plays an important role in keeping the balance of the ecosystem in check according to the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF).
Killer whales are the apex predator in the ocean and to see this in Irish waters is very rare."
The lead researcher told CBS News that the presence of an "apex predator" like Cabot means Long Island Sound is cleaner and filled with lots of sea life in the area.
"I know they've been working hard in the sound to clean it up and to get life to come back to the region, and when you have an apex predator like Cabot move in to the area, that's a sign there's a lot of life in the area and you've probably got things moving in the right direction."
But the merits of having the apex predator thriving in the country does not end on prestige alone.
In "Return of the Wolf: Conflict and Coexistence", author Paula Wild gathers first-hand accounts of encounters with wolves and consults with wildlife experts for suggestions on how minimize conflict, respond to aggressive wolves and coexist with the apex predator. Impressively informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Return of the Wolf: Conflict and Coexistence" is enhanced for academia with the inclusion of a four page Appendix (Wolf Safety Checklist), a six page listing of Selected Sources, and a seven page Index, making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library Contemporary Wildlife collections in general, and Wolf Ecology supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
Huge numbers of elk and deer had grazed large parts of the natural landscape of Yellowstone into a barren waste, however, the arrival of the wolves, a top of the food chain apex predator, reduced numbers and stimulated the growth of several other animals, and increased biodiversity.
Snowdonia farmer Brian Sheldon admitted he was initially sceptical of the idea of reintroducing an apex predator.
The 15-metre-long and 1.5-metric-tonne ancient whale was an apex predator that lived in the late Eocene about 38-34m years ago.
APEX PREDATOR (4.50) can rule the roost for Seamus Durack in the 32Red App Handicap.