Squid in the diet of Antarctic fur seals: potential links to oceanographic conditions and Antarctic krill abundance

first_imgUnderstanding how changes in oceanographic conditions affect predators and their prey is fundamental for interpreting variability in natural marine ecosystems. At South Georgia, Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella are known cephalopod predators and potential indicators of change of regional environment conditions and in prey availability. The cephalopod component of the diet of Antarctic fur seals at South Georgia was assessed using lower beaks found in scats collected over five consecutive years (2009–2013) under known variable oceanographic conditions. In years of unusual warm oceanographic conditions around South Georgia and low Antarctic krill Euphausia superba density, the number of the squid Slosarczykovia circumantarctica increased in the Antarctic fur seal’s diet. Moreover, through stable isotope analysis on beaks, S. circumantarctica exhibited higher δ15N values in years that were associated with an offshore habitat isotopic signature where Antarctic fur seals have been foraging. This study provides evidence of the ecological links between the feeding behaviour of Antarctic fur seals, their main cephalopod prey, Antarctic krill densities and oceanographic conditionslast_img read more

Utah State Football to Host Pro Day on Wednesday, March 28

first_img Written by Tags: Football/Pro Day/Utah State Aggies March 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football to Host Pro Day on Wednesday, March 28 Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State football will host Pro Day for outgoing Aggies on Wednesday, March 28, at the ICON Sports Performance Center and Stan Laub Indoor Training Center.The following former Aggies are slated to work out for NFL teams: Austin Albrecht, Wesley Bailey, Jaren Colston-Green, Jalen Davis, Damion Hobbs, Alex Huerta, LaJuan Hunt, Dallin Leavitt, Tonny Lindsey Jr., Kent Myers, Emmett Odegard and Braelon Roberts.The session, which begins at 8 a.m. in the ICON Sports Performance Center, is not open to the public but is open to media. Any potential interviews with former players will be conducted at the completion of the workouts.Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on Facebook at Utah State Football, as well as on Instagram atinstagram.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.last_img read more

Hoboken’s mayor discusses Hoboken’s flood protections in press release

first_imgHOBOKEN — Mayor Dawn Zimmer released a statement Tuesday, Jan. 24 reminding residents the importance of the Rebuild by Design federally funded flooding relief project after Mondays nor’easter.The Rebuild by Design project will establish flood barriers in parts of northern and southern Hoboken protecting the city from storm surges during hurricane season. The federally funded project is not set to begin construction until 2019 but its design will be the subject of more public hearings this year.On March. 16 the public will be invited to a public hearing and discussion of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the project which is scheduled to be released on Feb. 24.The city has worked toward becoming more flood resistant to storm surges and heavy rain including acquiring land for flood resiliency parks and installing flood pumps.“For the third time yesterday, our new H-5 flood pump, combined with our existing H-1 pump, kept western Hoboken dry through the kind of major storm that previously would have flooded our neighborhoods,” said Zimmer in a press release. “But as we saw the river splash over the bulkhead along Weehawken Cove and fill the tracks in Hoboken Terminal, yesterday was also a reminder that we face a real flood risk not just from downpours, but from the river itself – and not only during hurricane season. That is why the Rebuild by Design project is so important, and I invite everyone to attend the public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project on March 16. Thank you to the Office of Emergency Management, Police and Fire Departments, Environmental Services, and Construction Office for making sure we were prepared for yesterday’s storm.” ×last_img read more


first_img93, died on August 5, 2017 at her residence, with her family by her side. Margaret was born in New York City and was a lifelong Bayonne resident. She worked for Norton & Son Paint Company in Bayonne for many years. She was a member of the Saint Andrew Rosary Society and was active in many Bayonne Senior clubs. Wife of the late Jack A. Pellet. Mother of Margaret Holland (Michael Murrin), and Jack Pellet (Paula). Grandmother of James, David, Lauren and Samantha. Great-Grandmother of Brianne, Victoria, Tyler, Jack Elliot and Cecelia. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

Community bakery hailed as local hero

first_imgAn Aberdeen bakery, which provides work for adults with learning disabilities, has been nominated for a national award.Newton Dee bakery in Bieldside has been nominated in the Local Hero 2007 awards. Run by the UKTV Food channel, the awards aim to honour Britain’s best independent shops, farm stalls, artisan producers and cafés.Voted for by the public, the Newton Dee bakery has been nominated in recognition of its passion, quality and use of organic ingredients.Around 200 adults with learning disabilities and other support needs work at the bakery. The competition winners will feature as part of a TV series. The winner will receive £40,000 to invest in their business.last_img read more

All-Star Chris Cornell Tribute Adds Fiona Apple, Josh Homme, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, More

first_imgOn January 16th, 2019, an all-star cast of musicians will honor the memory of the late Chris Cornell with a special tribute performance at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA.Event organizers have added Fiona Apple, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus, Miguel, and Brandi Carlile have been added to the impressive lineup.Billed as “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell,” the tribute show will also feature members of Cornell’s three most notable bands—Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog—several of whom are now best known as members of other groups like Pearl Jam and Rage Against The Machine.In addition, the special tribute show will feature Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Ryan Adams. “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” will be hosted by late-night TV host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF).Watch Chris Cornell And Eddie Vedder’s Final “Hunger Strike” Duet From Bridge School Benefit ’14Though the show comes almost two years after Cornell’s shocking suicide, the music world still feels the pains of his untimely death. In addition to countless live tributes by a bevy of artists, the Museum of Pop Culture in Chris Cornell’s native Seattle, WA recently unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of the grunge hero. Cornell’s estate also recently announced a new posthumous LP and retrospective box set simply titled Chris Cornell, which will be released on November 16th—the same day tickets to “I Am The Highway” go on sale.Tickets for “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” at The Forum are on sale now. For more information, or to grab your tickets when they go on sale, head here.last_img read more

People’s United Community Foundation donates $50,000 to American Red Cross for Irene relief efforts

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,People’s United Community Foundation has announced a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support the disaster relief efforts that continue throughout New England in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene. Although Tropical Storm Irene has long passed, thousands of individuals, families and businesses are still feeling the effects of the storm’s wrath. President Obama signed disaster declarations in five of the six states served by People’s United including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. In response, People’s United Community Foundation has made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support their ongoing relief efforts in New England. Since Tropical Storm Irene made landfall earlier this month, the American Red Cross has served more than 600,000 meals, distributed more than 35,000 clean up kits and 30,000 comfort kits. They have also provided more than 61,000 overnight stays at 581 shelters, as well as other support services provided by Red Cross volunteers and staff. Dianne Auger, CEO for the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region, expressed the need to continue Tropical Storm Irene relief efforts in New England and the ongoing support that is still needed from community partners. ‘Long after the storm passed, people continue to deal with the effects of Irene. The Red Cross worked to provide shelter from the storm, to ease the cleanup, and is working to link families to long-term recovery resources. With this generous support from People’s United, we are able to be there for our neighbors coping with the effects of this damaging storm.’ ‘Although most communities have since recovered from Tropical Storm Irene, there are still many neighborhoods throughout our footprint struggling from its aftermath,’ stated Vincent Santilli, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation. ‘We understand the long term effects that this storm will have on families and businesses, and support the ongoing relief efforts of the Red Cross to ensure the needs of our communities are met.’ People’s United Community Foundation:Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. With special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods, the funding priorities of the Foundation include: community development, youth development, and affordable housing.  About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization ‘ not a government agency ‘ and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org(link is external) or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org(link is external).last_img read more

Garden City Man Sentenced for Killing Mother

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man who fatally strangled his 88-year-old mother in their Garden City home and then tried to commit suicide three years ago was sentenced Monday to 17 years to life in prison.A jury had found James Olsen guilty in Nassau County court of second-degree murder.“This tragedy could have been averted if Mr. Olsen had just reached out for help instead of lashing out against his ailing mother,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.Prosecutors said that Olsen was a live-in caretaker for his mother, Ruth, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, when he used a necktie to strangle her on the morning of April 21, 2011.Police found Olsen with self-inflicted slash wounds to his wrists before he was arrested.last_img read more

Bay Shore Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 57-year-old man was was struck and killed by a car while crossing a road in his hometown of Bay Shore on Wednesday night.Suffolk County police said John Green was crossing Fifth Avenue when he was hit by a southbound Hyundai Elantra near Brook Avenue at 8 p.m.The victim was taken to Southside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The unnamed driver and her passenger were not injured. Third Squad detectives impounded her vehicle for a safety check and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more