Foraging behaviour of four albatross species by night and day

first_imgWe integrated information from satellite transmitters, GPS loggers and wet/dry activity loggers to compare the at-sea behaviour of 4 sympatric albatross species by night and day: wandering Diomedea exulans, grey-headed Thalassarche chrysostoma, black-browed T melanophrys and light-mantled sooty Phoebetria palpebra ta (in total, 350 foraging trips by 10 1 individuals). Trip duration, distance and maximum range varied more within species between stages (incubation, broodguard and post-brood) than between species at the same stage, implying that reproductive constraints are more important than interspecific competition in shaping foraging behaviour. Wandering albatrosses spent more time on the water in fewer, longer bouts than other species. The proportion of time spent on the water was similar among the 3 smaller species. The partitioning of foraging activity between day and night varied little between species: all landed and took off more often, but spent less time overall on the water during the day than at night. This supports observations that albatrosses forage most actively during daylight, even though many of their fish and squid prey approach the surface only at night. Albatrosses were more active on bright moonlit nights, seem to have no fixed daily requirement for sleep, rest or digestion time on the water, can navigate in darkness, and are probably unhindered by the slight reduction in mean wind strength at night. They are probably less active at night because their ability to see and capture prey from the air is reduced and it is then more energy-efficient for them to rest or to catch prey using a ‘sit-and-wait’ foraging strategy.last_img read more

Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci for three species of vent-endemic megafauna from deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean

first_imgMicrosatellite loci have been developed for three undescribed species discovered at hydrothermal vents on the East Scotia Ridge (ESR) in the Southern Ocean: a yeti crab, Kiwa sp. (Kiwaidae), a species of peltospiroid gastropod and a vent limpet, Lepetodrilus sp. (Lepetodrilidae). Nine, twelve and fourteen loci were developed for the three species respectively, with two loci deviating significantly from Hardy–Weinberg expectations. Observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.08 to 1 (means of 0.62, 0.44 and 0.63 for the three species respectively). These loci are being used to determine connectivity between vents at the northern and southern end of the ESR and between the ESR and the Kemp Caldera, a submerged part of the South Sandwich Island chain. These data will be crucial in understanding the ecology of the first hydrothermal vent communities discovered in the Southern Ocean.last_img read more

Adams leads S. Utah past Idaho St. 78-72

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Andre Adams had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southern Utah to a 78-72 win over Idaho State on Saturday. Cameron Oluyitan had 14 points and seven rebounds for Southern Utah (12-10, 7-6 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Dre Marin added 13 points. Jacob Calloway had 13 points for the home team. Kelvin Jones had 16 points for the Bengals (9-13, 5-8). Brandon Boyd added 16 points. Balint Mocsan had 13 points. Written by Tags: Andre Adams/Big Sky/SUU Thunderbirds Basketballcenter_img The Thunderbirds leveled the season series against the Bengals with the win. Idaho State defeated Southern Utah 88-68 on Jan. 3. Southern Utah takes on Sacramento State on the road on Thursday. Idaho State faces Montana State at home on Thursday. February 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Adams leads S. Utah past Idaho St. 78-72 Associated Presslast_img read more

Serena Williams misses historic 24th Grand Slam with Wimbledon loss

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMike Hewitt/Getty Images(LONDON) — Serena Williams lost to Simona Halep at the Wimbledon final Saturday, falling short once again of an elusive landmark.Halep beat Williams in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.With this loss, Williams missed her latest opportunity to win her 24th Grand Slam title, which would put her tied with the record for most Grand Slam wins ever, a record Margaret Court set over four decades ago.Williams, 37, has been chasing that 24th win since the 2017 Australian Open, which she won shortly after learning she was pregnant. Since returning from giving birth to daughter Olympia, Williams has competed in three Grand Slam finals — including this one at Wimbledon — but has not won a final match.Heading into the final, Williams appeared calm and measured, with that history-making number far from her mind.In an Instagram story between the semifinal and final, she delightfully kicked around a soccer ball with her daughter. On Twitter Thursday, Williams posted about one of her favorite topics — superheroes — asking, “Hela or Thanos- who wins?”“It’s really not about 24, 23 or 25. It’s about going out there and giving my best no matter what. No matter what I do, I will always have a great career,” she said at the tournament Thursday, according to Reuters. “I just kind of let it go this morning. I feel really calm about it.”The tennis icon breezed into the final with a semifinal match Thursday against Czech player Barbora Strýcová. She won in just under an hour in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.But her challenger, Halep, 27, was coming in similarly charged up. She won her semifinal match over Ukrainian Elina Svitolina also in straight sets Thursday, 6-1, 6-3. Halep had previously beaten teen Wimbledon phenom Coco Gauff — who knocked Williams’ sister, Venus, out in the first round — in straight sets.Halep, who had won one Grand Slam before Saturday — the 2018 French Open — described herself Thursday as “desperate to win Wimbledon,” according to Reuters, adding that she was focused more on that for herself than on Williams’ record.The Saturday match was Halep’s first Wimbledon final appearance, compared to Williams’ 11th.Williams caught attention during this Wimbledon for more than her hunt for 24.In the mixed doubles, she played with Andy Murray, who said at the beginning of this year that he would retire from tennis after Wimbledon due to a hip injury.The power duo made it to the round of 16 before falling, but were widely praised for their combined skills, including Williams’ ability to return a 138 mph serve from Fabrice Martin — apparently surprising even herself.Williams also had one royal supporter in the stands at Wimbledon: her pal Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.Even so, what really mattered was on the court in the ladies’ singles competition.It’s been a long road to this Wimbledon final for Williams, who won her first Grand Slam in 1999, and the path to this final since her return from pregnancy has not been easy. Her last Grand Slam final was a dramatic one at the 2018 U.S. Open, where her loss to Naomi Osaka was marred by a controversial confrontation with an umpire.That last final left her shaken, she explained in an essay for Harper’s Bazaar published this month, and uneasy about picking a racket back up.But, she wrote, her daughter inspired her.“Love breathes life and newfound perspective into people,” Williams wrote. “It is not about quitting when someone presents a challenge; it’s about getting up when you are down, dusting yourself off and asking, ‘Is that the best you got?’”Her next opportunity for another Grand Slam title will be at the U.S. Open next month.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 13, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams misses historic 24th Grand Slam with Wimbledon loss Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Fire Breaks Out aboard USS Nimitz, No Injuries

first_img View post tag: ocean View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence View post tag: USS Nimitz View post tag: out View post tag: usa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Indian Share this article View post tag: Injuries View post tag: no June 14, 2013 View post tag: Breaks View post tag: Navy A fire occurred aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the ship’s electrical equipment while the ship was underway in the Indian Ocean within U.S. 7th Fleet’s operating area June 7.No Sailors were injured during the event or the response, and the ship and embarked air wing remain operable and in a safe, stable condition.The ship’s underway firefighting team and watchstanders responded to the electrical fire, set fire boundaries and extinguished the fire.The extent of the damage remains to be determined. An assessment team, led by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard from Bremerton, Wash., is en route and will further evaluate the damage.The cause of the fire is under investigation.Nimitz is homeported in Naval Station Everett, Wash., and is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.[mappress]Press Release, June 14, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today Fire Breaks Out aboard USS Nimitz, No Injuries View post tag: Aboard Fire Breaks Out aboard USS Nimitz, No Injuries View post tag: USS View post tag: Nimitz View post tag: firelast_img read more

Union Holds Memorial Debate for Benazir Bhutto

first_imgThe Oxford Union Debating Society organised a memorial debate in honour of the assassinated Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.The event, held last Thursday on January 17th, was attended by former colleagues and friends of the past Union president as well as her son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The first year Christ Church student did not speak on the occasion.The debate proposition ‘this house believes that the ideal state is a secular state’ was scheduled way before Ms Bhutto’s death but was ideally suited to become a memorial for her, according to a family spokesman.Alan Duncan MP was amongst those who paid tribute, saying: ‘She was amazing, fiery and fun.’by Katherine Halllast_img


first_img1 / 2  The residents of Weehawken’s Housing Authority senior citizens’ housing at 525 Gregory Ave. celebrated the 100th birthday of fellow-resident Peter Manchesani earlier this month. (See brief.)  2 / 2  Dancer Timo Nuñez will appear with Pedro Cortes’ Flamenco Soul in the Summer Concerts on the Hudson final show on Aug. 23 (See brief). ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 2  The residents of Weehawken’s Housing Authority senior citizens’ housing at 525 Gregory Ave. celebrated the 100th birthday of fellow-resident Peter Manchesani earlier this month. (See brief.)  2 / 2  Dancer Timo Nuñez will appear with Pedro Cortes’ Flamenco Soul in the Summer Concerts on the Hudson final show on Aug. 23 (See brief). ❮ ❯ Weehawken resident, 100, talks about his lifeA former Union City superintendent of public works who turned 100 years old this month says he made up his mind to live long in order to compensate for the early demise of his brother.The residents of Weehawken’s Housing Authority senior citizens’ housing at 525 Gregory Ave. celebrated his birthday earlier this month.Peter Manchesani rose in the ranks from truck driver for the Union City Public Works, to become its superintendent. He worked for the department for 40 years before retiring in 1974.On hand to celebrate the milestone were his son, daughter, son-in-law, and great granddaughter, along with many of the residents of 525 Gregory Ave. Union City’s Commissioner of Senior Citizen’s Affairs, Celin J. Valdivia presented him with a printed testimonial on behalf of Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack.The son of Italian immigrants, Manchesani was born Aug. 1, 1917, the year the U.S. entered World War I, noted Weehawken Mayor Richard F. Turner, who was on hand to mark the occasion.Manchesani’s parents owned Manchesani’s Central Fruit Market on 25th Street and Central Avenue in Union City, and the family lived in an apartment upstairs. Every day, young Manchesani would help his father purchase fresh produce for the family market.Manchesani was the youngest of three children: He had a brother, Patrick and a sister, Louise. “I’m the baby,” he said. “I made up my mind I had to make 100 because I lost my brother when he was 48 years old,” he said. “I lost a good brother.”“He’s always been in really good health,” Dominic Marchesani, of Clifton, said of his father.”He lives a very healthy life. He didn’t drink; he didn’t smoke; he always was very physical; and he worked out a lot.”Indeed, Marchesani was the picture of youth at his birthday party, walking in on his own, and sporting a hat that read, I’m not old: I’m vintage.Manchesani was married for 65 years to dressmaker Grace Carmel Capaldo,, and, in addition to his son, Dominic, has a daughter, Diana Both children were on hand to celebrate the centennial. He has four grandchildren. Xena, 13, one of his seven great grandchildren, presented him with a gold and diamond necklace emblazoned with the number “100.”Manchesani, who moved to Weehawken in 2007, is often found in the mornings in the lobby at 525 Gregory Ave., greeting visitors with small talk and a smile.center_img Flamenco music and dance to close Summer Concerts on the Hudson 2017An evening of music and dance with Pedro Cortes’ Flamenco Soul will climax this season’s Summer Concerts on the Hudson, co-sponsored by The Hudson Reporter.Pedro Cortes was credited by The New Yorker for helping to keep Flamenco alive in New York City. He comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the legendary Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. He has had works premiered with the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid and the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. Cortes was commissioned by the Coen Brothers to compose music for their film “Paris Je T’Aime.”The concert will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Harbor Park, located just north of the Chart House restaurant on the west bank of the Hudson River in Weehawken. Free parking is available at the Weehawken Recreational Park and also in the parking deck behind 1000 Harbor Boulevard. Please use 1600 Harbor Boulevard for GPS directions.The summer long series of open air concerts free of charge are presented by The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC), a New Jersey not-for-profit. The concerts are family friendly. Limited seating is available; however, audience members are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket, if possible, and encouraged to picnic on the lawn. A rain date, if needed, will be scheduled for the following night.For more information please check the HRPAC website,, or call the concert info line at (201) 716-4540.last_img read more

Café couture

first_imgCake companies were out in force at last week’s Caffè Culture show in London, hoping their exclusive delicacies would catch the eye of a passing Starbucks buyer.Caffè Culture, now in its second year, took place at the London Olympia exhibition centre, with 175 exhibitors, including Typhoo, Nestlé, Café Direct, Dairy Crest, First Choice Coffee, Love Smoothies and ProJuice, and a host of other food, drink, packaging, computer systems and distribution suppliers.Bakers among them included Clam’s Handmade Cakes, The Handmade Cake Company, Honeyrose Bakery, Just Cakes, Kate’s Cakes and Sugar and Spice.Caffè Culture was Manchester-based Martins Cakes & Desserts’ first trade show. The company, which already supplies customers including Debenhams, took a stand to target the big coffee chains, with products including thaw-and-serve artisan scones, in varieties such as rosemary & vine fruit and fig & aniseed. Development director Allison Pickup said the company is focusing on developing traditional British products, and can work directly with customers to make bespoke products.Bakery supplier Dawn Foods came to the show to launch a new generic brand ’Sweet Bakery Box’. Aimed at foodservice operators, the range includes cookies and milkshake muffins. Each product is wrapped individually and packaged in small cases.Among the other product launches at the show was a high-profile relaunch of Typhoo Tea’s decaffeinated tea range for the foodservice market and three new speciality teas, Assam, Earl Grey and English Breakfast.London-based chain Coffee Republic took a stand at the show to canvas potential franchisees. The chain now has 46 bars, 32 of which are franchises, said UK franchise director Kevin Frostick, and it plans to recruit new franchisees all around the UK.Caffè Culture also boasted a range of seminars, debates and demonstrations from industry experts, baristas and catering professionals, about issues facing the industry. The Caffè Theatre saw chefs and baristas provide practical food and latte art demonstrations, giving inspiration to those looking to offer new food and drink ideas to their customers. Meanwhile, business presentations from top names in the trade included Fiacra Nagle, CEO of O’Brien’s Sandwich Bars, and Phil Abbott, MD of the BB’s Coffee and Muffins chain.The show was certainly the place for the food-to-go supplier to see and be seen. nlast_img read more

Helping heal survivors

first_imgFor nearly 30 years, Dr. Richard F. Mollica has been helping people cope with the worst catastrophes imaginable. The longtime director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma at Massachusetts General Hospital has worked with survivors of the brutal Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, 9/11 in New York, and, most recently, the earthquake in Haiti. Despite witnessing so much tragedy – or perhaps because of it – Dr. Mollica is an optimistic man. He has watched people recover from torture, loss of family members, and, what he considers the worst possible tragedy: the disappearance of loved ones. Like you, he feels empathy for the people of Haiti – but he doesn’t want you to feel too much. read more

SMC hosts Dad’s Weekend

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted the fathers of the Class of 2010 Friday through Sunday for the annual Senior Dad’s Weekend, a tradition at Saint Mary’s. “The purpose of the weekend is for the senior class to escape from all the finals and papers we have due this time of year and spend a weekend with our dads,” senior class president Kelly Lyons said. Lyons, who has been looking forward to this weekend since her sophomore year, was excited to plan the weekend’s events with the class board, she said. “We chose our particular events because we wanted dads and daughters to have the chance to spend time together and meet their daughter’s friends and their fathers,” Lyons said. “We were really happy with the turn out to all of the events this weekend.” The father-daughter weekend began Friday with registration in Madeleva Hall at 5:30 p.m. followed by College President Carol Ann Mooney’s address to the seniors and their dads in Carroll Auditorium. The other event of the night was a beer garden in the dining hall from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Students sat around talking while having a beer with their friends and their dads. At one point during the event, some students played a game of flip cup with their fathers. “We wanted to provide time for dads and daughters to go to dinner in between registration and President Mooney’s address and the beer garden,” Lyons said. “We also provided wine and pop for those who don’t like beer or weren’t old enough to drink.” Saturday, the class board held a game of trivia for students and their fathers in the Student Center Lounge. Trivia questions covered a wide range of topics including Saint Mary’s history, Notre Dame football, movies, current events and 90’s trivia. Trivia teams consisted of three dads and three daughters. The highlight event of the weekend for senior Martha Walter was the Notre Dame vs. Army game watch at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown South Bend Saturday night. “I always watch the games with my dad at home,” Walter said, “It was nice to have a chance to just relax for the evening and watch it with him.  There was food and a bar, and at halftime we walked around to the Hall of Fame.” Lyons also enjoyed the game watch. “My most memorable moment for the weekend was watching the Notre Dame game at the Hall of Fame with all my dad, friends and friends’ dads,” Lyons said. “I think the game watch was the most popular event, but we had an overwhelming turnout for all of our events this weekend.” The weekend culminated on Sunday with Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Lorreto at 11:15 a.m. Walter said she enjoyed the planned events, but said the quality time with her dad was best part of the entire weekend. “The events were fun,” Walter said, “but it was awesome just to hang out and catch up.” Sometimes we go a while without talking on the phone or anything because this has been such a busy year, so it was good to just have a chance to talk and enjoy each others company.” “Even though I only live about a half hour away, I don’t get a lot of free time to go home,” she said, “so it was fun have a chance to spend some one-on-one time together.  My dad loves coming to visit and seeing where I have classes and what my life is like here.” Lyons said the weekend was successful. “I think the weekend went well,” Lyons said. “From those that I spoke with and from my experience everyone had a great time with their dad and enjoyed the opportunity to spend time together.”last_img read more