food web

  

Definition

A network of food chains or feeding relationships by which energy and nutrients are passed on from one species of living organisms to another.

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  • When trying to start explain what an apex predator was I had to draw Tom a picture of the food web and explain it.

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  • When a mouse eats a bug or other small insect, and then an owl eats the mouse, that is a chain or link in a food web.

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  • Today in Biology class we learned the intricacies and importance of a food web in relation to an ecological community.

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