Krill-feeding behaviour in a chinstrap penguin Pygoscelis antarctica compared with fish-eating in Magellanic penguins Spheniscus magellanicus: a pilot study

first_imgInferring feeding activities from undulations in diving depth profiles is widespread in studies of foraging marine predators. This idea, however, has rarely been tested because of practical difficulties in obtaining an independent estimate of feeding activities at a time scale corresponding to depth changes within a dive. In this study we attempted to relate depth profile undulations and feeding activities during diving in a single Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarctica, by simultaneously using a conventional time-depth recorder and a recently developed beak-angle sensor. Although failure in device attachments meant that data were obtained successfully from just a part of a single foraging trip, our preliminary results show a linear relationship between the number of depth wiggles and the number of underwater beak-opening events during a dive, suggesting that the relative feeding intensity of each dive could be represented by depth-profile data. Underwater beak-opening patterns of this krill-feeding penguin species are compared with recent data from three fish- and squid-feeding Magellanic Penguins Spheniscus magellanicus.last_img read more

Warriors, Draymond Green on a roll, but one question has him scratching his head

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Except for his size, his length, his skill, his fast-twitch muscles and his high-octane competitive nature, the Warriors’ Draymond Green is just like the rest of us.“What is life going to be like next year?” Green mused during a recent appearance on the “Pull Up with CJ McCollum” podcast, hosted by the Portland Trail Blazers’ 20-points-per-game guard.“You have Kevin (Durant) and Klay (Thompson), free …last_img read more

Where do Raiders still need the most help?

first_imgExactly one month stands between Monday and the 2019 NFL Draft, in which the Raiders hold four of the first 35 picks and a league-high three on opening night.They were among the most active teams in the first two weeks of free agency, with the signings of Antonio Brown and Trent Brown highlighting a bevy of moves on both sides of the ball, yet plenty of work remains for Oakland to return to relevance in a division topped by two of the best teams in the NFL.Assuming the Raiders don’t send more …last_img read more

SA surfer wins world junior champs

first_imgBillabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships Final Results1 – Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 10.002 – Justine Dupont (FRA) 9.00 Arnaud went on to finish equal third and win the overall ASP Women’s World Junior Title. Fellow South African Chantelle Rautenbach finished tied for 17th after losing in round two. “I’m really happy about it and it’s the best result of my life. I’m stoked.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material ‘I’m stoked’“I’m very happy,” Buitendag said afterwards. “I don’t know how to explain it. I really wasn’t expecting this. 11 January 2011 The South African goofy-footer followed her win over Arnaud with victory over Dupont in one-metre waves in the final to score the biggest victory of her young career. Dupont was also in razor-sharp form throughout the championships and eliminated defending event champion and local favorite Laura Enever in the semifinals to guarantee Arnaud’s title. In the final, however, she couldn’t find the scores she needed to stop Buitendag and had to settle for second place. South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag came out of nowhere to win the Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships after a hard-fought final against France’s Justine Dupont in New South Wales, Australia on Tuesday. Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships Semifinals ResultsSF 1: Justine Dupont (FRA) 11.27 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 8.70SF 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 8.37 def. Alizee Arnaud (FRA) 7.56 Second overallBuitenday, from Victoria Bay on the picturesque South Cape coast, picked up 10 000 points for her victory, which helped her finish the 2010 ASP Women’s World Junior Rankings tied for second with Australia’s Tyler Wright. In addition, she pocketed $5 000 (over R34 000) for her victory. Buitendag quietly navigated her way through the early rounds of the competition, then tore into several North Narrabeen lefthanders to eliminate France’s Alizee Arnaud in the semifinals. SAinfo reporter She added: “My Dad has been supporting me since I was little, sitting on the beach, and without him nothing would be possible, so thanks to him.”last_img read more

Offensive lines key in Super Bowl for both Rams and Patriots

first_imgFILE- In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play during the first half of the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots are bringing two of the top scoring offenses in the NFL to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)ATLANTA — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots are bringing two of the top scoring offenses in the NFL to the Super Bowl.The reason they’ve both played so well has a lot to do with the big guys playing up front.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles had the same offensive line starters for all 16 games and both playoff contests. Their consistency has been key to everything Rams coach Sean McVay does with a team that averaged 32.9 points per game, ranked second in the league.A line that has nobody who has ever played in a Super Bowl is being rewarded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Having that consistency is big in everything we do,” left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. “We know each other very well at this point, and that’s something that you can rely on when you’re in a tight game, when you need to execute at an important time in the game.”The line has been just as dependable for the Patriots. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations “The D-line is certainly a great strength of theirs. We’ll be challenged. All those guys will be challenged.”The 37-year-old Whitworth is the cornerstone of the Rams’ offensive turnaround, providing brilliant blocking and steady leadership ever since he left Cincinnati to join McVay on the West Coast two years ago. He has started every game except one in the past two seasons — and so have left guard Rodger Saffold, center John Sullivan and right tackle Rob Havenstein.The Rams’ continuity on the line is remarkable in the modern NFL. Their only change from 2017 to 2018 was made at right guard, where Austin Blythe replaced the suspended Jamon Brown for the first two games of this season and played so well he never relinquished the spot.The Rams’ offensive line is a reliable barometer for the success of their powerful offense. When the linemen are playing well, as they did through the first 10 weeks of the season, quarterback Jared Goff operates smoothly behind his protection and Todd Gurley finds gaping holes in their opponents’ defensive fronts.When the line struggles, as it appeared to do at Detroit and Chicago in December, the offense stalls. Goff was pressured 51 times in a four-game stretch late in the regular season after getting pressured just 78 times in the first 10 games, directly leading to the Rams’ losses to the Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles.“Everybody knows how much I love those guys,” Gurley said. “They’re responsible for everything. We’ve got the best line in the game, in my opinion, and they show it on the field every week.”New England lost two starters on its offensive line in the offseason when tackles Nate Solder and Cam Fleming left in free agency. But with Marcus Cannon and Trent Brown taking their spots, joining center David Andrews and guards Shaq Mason and Joe Thuney, Brady was sacked 21 times during the regular season, compared with 35 times last season.New England knows it will take a similar effort against a Rams’ defensive line that also features All-Pro Aaron Donald, Dante Fowler and Ndamukong Suh.Andrews said one of the things they are so good at is changing up things, with Suh sometimes playing nose guard, and lining up on the edge other times.“Obviously they’re both dynamic players,” Andrews said. “Aaron Donald is the best defensive football player in the league, there’s no doubt about that. So it’s going to be a big challenge. We’re going to have to do a lot of things well.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Tiger Woods finds a consolation prize without contending at Torrey Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tom Brady has not been sacked in either of New England’s two playoff wins, with defenses getting only three quarterback hits while chasing an offense that is part of a team averaging 27.3 points per game, ranked fourth in the NFL.It hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Patriots’ 41-year-old quarterback.In the days after their AFC championship game victory over Kansas City, Brady posted a picture on Instagram of his spotless jersey. He tagged each of his offensive linemen in the post, writing, “Not even 1 grass stain!”The last time Brady wasn’t sacked through two playoff games was the 2003 season, when he wasn’t sacked at all during the Patriots’ three wins, including their Super Bowl victory over Carolina.“I think they’ve performed incredible all year really,” Brady said. “We really haven’t had many sacks this year and I think they’ve done such a great job protecting, and the run game, I think that speaks for itself. That was just an incredible effort last week and we’re going to need it again because this group is obviously exceptional at (the defensive line).ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

Rep LaSata hosts local office hours

first_img State Rep. Kim LaSata is inviting residents of Berrien County to speak with her about issues facing Michigan during her local office hour sessions.“Meeting with people in these informal settings is one of the most important tools I have to find out what the concerns are of people back home,” LaSata said. “Local office hours are a great way for me to be accessible and accountable to people in the community.”Office hours take place at the following times and locations:Monday, Aug. 1410 to 11 a.m. at Olympus Restaurant, 9735 Red Arrow Hwy. in Bridgman; andFriday, Aug. 2510 to 11 a.m. at Hot Spot, 361 E. Saint Joseph St. in Coloma.No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact her Lansing office by phone at 517-373-1403 or via email at [email protected] Categories: LaSata News 03Aug Rep. LaSata hosts local office hourslast_img read more