top carnivore

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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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In the vein of Jurassic Park, 'Alien Zoo' functions as a guided tour into a world like nothing on Earth, with a fantastic array of life-forms including the adorable Frogcats, titanic Megaraffes and even a confrontation with the Sicari, a terrifying apex predator.
And on one side is the sea where you get to see the marine apex predator, the magnificent killer whale
org/content/359/6375/568) research paper , titled "High-energy, high-fat lifestyle challenges an Arctic apex predator, the polar bear," appeared online Friday in the journal Science.
Summary: Diving centre offers interactive session with apex predator
Raine Island is the most diverse seabird rookery in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and seabirds are a key apex predator in the islands diverse ecosystem.
It is the first time an application has ever been made in the UK for any apex predator.
Dr Paul O'Donoghue, the project's chief scientific adviser, said the apex predator could be a "keystone species for our ecosystem".
The trust said it is the first time an application has ever been made in the UK for this species or any other apex predator.
The SureFire X400 Ultra isn't cheap at $595, but it is indeed the apex predator among weapon-mounted light/ laser units.
It certainly feels more apt, given that humanity has become so totally dominant over the immediate fate of life on Earth that we are not merely the ultimate apex predator, but we have created our very own geological age, the Anthropocene.
The following variables were considered: system type (freshwater, marine, or terrestrial), species richness, the number of food chain paths (FCPs), mean food chain length (MFCL), the relative proportion of endotherms at the herbivore level, maximum food chain length (FCL), connectance, linkage density, average diet breadth, average prey vulnerability, average body size at the autotroph, herbivore and apex predator positions, and the difference between predator-prey body size at the herbivore and apex predator positions.
In the past decade, the nearly 100-year-old French marque--which was resurrected by Volkswagen Group in the 1990s--has evolved into the apex predator of the global automotive ecosystem.