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Breakthrough might save the Great Barrier Reef

Starfish feed on coral & can wipe out big sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. But scientists are figuring out ways to solve that.

To manage an ecosystem, look at predators & prey

When policymakers decide how to manage wildlife, they look at many factors; sometimes one of those factors is entertainment.

Mutualism becomes competition in a food web

Mutually beneficial relationships abound in nature. Each organism survives better if the other is present. Competition spoils that.

The eaten outpace the eaters in biomass pyramid

Ecosystems have a carrying capacity, the maximum biomass each trophic level can support given finite resources. Here's the pattern.