The transfer of energy within a food chain: Why do large whales feed on small plankton?

By Meagan Ando, SRC intern The ten-percent rule toward energy transfer among levels of a trophic system is one that has been used to study ecosystems’ energy dynamics for a long time. But, in order to understand it, one must have a basic understanding of a food chain (Figure 1). Food chains describe the transfer … Continue reading The transfer of energy within a food chain: Why do large whales feed on small plankton?