Definition of apex predator
- The archipelago also harbors some of the highest densities in the world of so-called apex predators, the sharks, groupers and jacks who have no natural predators of their own but whose numbers have been depleted elsewhere by fishermen.
- —Christopher Pala, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2006
- As apex predators, brown bears are secure throughout most of their range, but habitat loss not only threatens populations, but has led to an increase in human/bear encounters.
- —Ryan Elswick, Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) Sun-News, 18 Oct. 2001