What happens when the food energy passes from herbivores to carnivores and to the next organism?
(a) Amount of energy increases
(b) Amount of energy decreases
(c) Energy becomes zero
(d) Energy remains unchanged
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This intriguing question originated from Ecosystem in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12
The correct option is (b) Amount of energy decreases
Easy explanation: The movement of food energy from herbivores to carnivores and to the next organism leads to loss of some energy, i.e. the amount of energy decreases. The amount of energy transferred from organic matter in a food chain from one trophic level to another is 10 percent.