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predation

[prə′dā·shən]
(biology)
The killing and eating of an individual of one species by an individual of another species.
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A report by The Verge detailed how some comments found in videos that were kid-friendly or featured minors displayed sexual predation toward children.
In addition to factors indicating predation risk, changes in resource availability can influence the relative costs, in relation to an organism's overall energy budget, of performing various biological functions including defense induction.
Predation is a major selective force for all but a few species (Curio, 2012).
And studying those marks allowed the team to compare predation patterns in different places.
KEY WORDS: predation, crab, Pachygrapsus crassipes, mussel, abalone, juvenile
These species are sister species (Ingley, Reina, Bermingham, & Johnson, 2015) that occur in the same river drainages throughout Northwestern Panama and Southeastern Costa Rica, but each occupies a different predation environment.
Of 945 bass collected, only a single occurrence of bass predation on walleye was observed.
First, the costs of predation are lower when the predator's products are similar to the target's, because more similar products allow the predator to more easily displace the target in the market place.
For example the less cryptic nests of Common Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina) suffer higher predation rates than the more cryptic nests of Painted Turtles {Chrysemys picta) (Wirsing et al, 2012).
However, the risk of PSMs and predation are not encountered in isolation.
Predation on juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and other native fishes within California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has raised considerable debate over the last several decades (Bennet and Moyle, 1996; Mount et al.
Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) are known predators, but records of predation on large mammals are limited and highly seasonal.