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consumidores últimos de la cadena alimenticia

English translation: top consumers (or top level) in the food chain

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08:41 Jul 16, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Environment & Ecology / birds of prey - pollutants
Spanish term or phrase: consumidores últimos de la cadena alimenticia
I just wanted to check whether this = ultimate consumers in the food chain


Las aves de presa que viven en amplias áreas geográficas pueden acumular altos niveles de metales pesados y metaloides en sus cuerpos, ya que son los consumidores últimos de la cadena alimenticia. Ahora, investigadores de la .....revelan que estos animales salvajes pueden ofrecer datos extremadamente útiles para detectar y evaluar los efectos toxicológicos...

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Liz Askew
liz askew
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:59
English translation:top consumers (or top level) in the food chain
Explanation:

Últimos significa que se encuentran en la cima o en la cúspide de la cadena alimentaria. Es muy gráfico imaginárselo también como una pirámide en la que los grandes depredadores ocupan la cima.

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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_at_the_top_of_the_food_cha...
What is at the top of the food chain?
In: Ecosystems
(...)
What is at the top of the food chain depends on how big of an ecosystem you are considering. For example, organisms on a microscopic level are part of a bigger food chain, but have a food chain of their own. Typically, large predators hold the top position in a food chain: grizzly bears, tigers, killer whales, lions, etc.

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charla sobre rapaces. Texto audiovisual
Cadena trófica o alimentaria:. Las aves rapaces se encuentran situadas en la parte más alta de la pirámide ecológica, encargándose de controlar el número de ...
www.internatura.org/educa/charlrap.html

Institutos y Centros de Investigación UCLM
... como el p,p’-DDE son acumulados en los tejidos de los animales que ocupan niveles altos de la cadena trófica, como las aves marinas o las aves rapaces. ...
www.uclm.es/irec/investigacion/grupos/ecotoxicologia

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En esta referencia hay un dibujo de una cadena alimentaria en la que aparece justamente un ave rapaz en la cima.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_chain
Food chain

Food chains, also called , food networks and/or trophic networks, describe the feeding relationships between species within an ecosystem.

Ver: Example of a food chain in a Swedish lake
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Local time: 01:59
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top consumers (or top level) in the food chain


Explanation:

Últimos significa que se encuentran en la cima o en la cúspide de la cadena alimentaria. Es muy gráfico imaginárselo también como una pirámide en la que los grandes depredadores ocupan la cima.

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Note added at 5 mins (2008-07-16 08:47:09 GMT)
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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_at_the_top_of_the_food_cha...
What is at the top of the food chain?
In: Ecosystems
(...)
What is at the top of the food chain depends on how big of an ecosystem you are considering. For example, organisms on a microscopic level are part of a bigger food chain, but have a food chain of their own. Typically, large predators hold the top position in a food chain: grizzly bears, tigers, killer whales, lions, etc.

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Note added at 7 mins (2008-07-16 08:48:35 GMT)
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charla sobre rapaces. Texto audiovisual
Cadena trófica o alimentaria:. Las aves rapaces se encuentran situadas en la parte más alta de la pirámide ecológica, encargándose de controlar el número de ...
www.internatura.org/educa/charlrap.html

Institutos y Centros de Investigación UCLM
... como el p,p’-DDE son acumulados en los tejidos de los animales que ocupan niveles altos de la cadena trófica, como las aves marinas o las aves rapaces. ...
www.uclm.es/irec/investigacion/grupos/ecotoxicologia

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Note added at 16 mins (2008-07-16 08:57:37 GMT)
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En esta referencia hay un dibujo de una cadena alimentaria en la que aparece justamente un ave rapaz en la cima.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_chain
Food chain

Food chains, also called , food networks and/or trophic networks, describe the feeding relationships between species within an ecosystem.

Ver: Example of a food chain in a Swedish lake

Andrés Martínez
Spain
Local time: 01:59
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 44
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ángel Domínguez: ¡Ay de mí, que te me has adelantado Urico! Bueno, en rigor, es lo que yo iba a poner, enhorabuena O:-)
2 mins
  -> Muchas gracias, Ángel. Muy amable. :)

agree  E. David Curiel: I would simply say "top of the food chain"
7 mins
  -> Thanks E. David.

agree  Nikki Graham
10 mins
  -> Thanks, Nikki.

agree  Sheila Hardie: yes, I'd say they were at the top of the food chain
15 mins
  -> Thanks Sheila.

agree  Carol Gullidge: yes, top of the food chain
16 mins
  -> Thanks Carol.

agree  Victoria Burns:
20 mins
  -> Thanks Victoria.

agree  Muriel Vasconcellos: Or simply "top of the food chain"
13 hrs
  -> Thanks Muriel.
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