Science / Marine Biology / Predator: An organism that consumes another living organism (carnivores and herbivores are both predators by this definition)

Predatory Release

Science / Biology / Predatory Release: Occurs when a predator species is removed from a prey species such as by great reduction in the predators population size or by the migration of the prey species to an area without major predators. Th MORE

Keystone Predator

Science / Marine Biology / Keystone Predator: The dominant predator or the top predator that has a major influence on community structure. For example, sea otters are a keystone predator in kelp beds. Sea otters eat urchins that feed on kelp whic MORE

Cryptic Colouration

Science / Marine Biology / Cryptic Colouration: To protect themselves against predators, many animals acquire colouring and markings to match and conceal them in their usual surroundings. For example the nudibranch (sea slug), Rostanga pulchra, is MORE

Digestion Efficiency

Science / Marine Biology / Digestion Efficiency: The fraction of living food that does not survive passage through a predator's gut MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Anagram: (Greekwriting back or anew): When the letters or syllables in a name, word or phrase are shuffled together or jumbled to form a new word. For instance, in Tanith Lee's short story, 'Bite-Me-Not, or Fl MORE

Ecological Niche

Science / Biology / Ecological Niche: The role an organism occupies and the function it performs in an ecosystem; closely associated with feeding. MORE