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Prey Density Is More Important Than Total For Sea Predators
2013-01-04 13:02:20

According to a new study, as ocean predators comb the waters in search of food, they often seek out dense groups of prey to maximize their hunting efforts rather than simply areas with a large total number of prey.

Prey Distribution, Not Biomass, Key To Marine Food Chain
2012-05-03 03:30:03

A new study has found that each step of the marine food chain is clearly controlled by the trophic level below it – and the driving factor influencing that relationship is not the abundance of prey, but how that prey is distributed.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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