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(biology) A diagram showing the organisms that eat other organisms in a particular ecosystem, predators being higher in the web than their prey.
The small shrimp-like crustacean, krill is central to the Antarctic food web.
Because of the mercury gaining steam as it travels from one organism up the food web to the next, oceans, rivers and lakes are filling up with mercury-poisoned sea life and we are eating it.
Ocean microalgae, called phytoplankton, are the base of the ocean food web.
This implies that the food web structure and primary productivity are uncoupled in the oligotrophic gyres.
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