first_imgMost studies concerning the foraging ecology of marine vertebrates are limited to breeding adults, although other life history stages might comprise half the total population. For penguins, little is known about juvenile dispersal, a period when individuals may be susceptible to increased mortality given their naïve foraging behaviour. Therefore, we used satellite telemetry to study king penguin fledglings (n = 18) from two sites in the Southwest Atlantic in December 2007. The two sites differed with respect to climate and proximity to the Antarctic Polar Front (APF), a key oceanographic feature generally thought to be important for king penguin foraging success. Accordingly, birds from both sites foraged predominantly in the vicinity of the APF. Eight king penguins were tracked for periods greater than 120 days; seven of these (three from the Falkland Islands and four from South Georgia) migrated into the Pacific. Only one bird from the Falkland Islands moved into the Indian Ocean, visiting the northern limit of the winter pack-ice. Three others from the Falkland Islands migrated to the eastern coast of Tierra del Fuego before travelling south. Derived tracking parameters describing their migratory behaviour showed no significant differences between sites. Nevertheless, generalized linear habitat modelling revealed that juveniles from the Falkland Islands spent more time in comparatively shallow waters with low sea surface temperature, sea surface height and chlorophyll variability. Birds from South Georgia spent more time in deeper waters with low sea surface temperature and sea surface height, but high concentrations of chlorophyll. Our results indicate that inexperienced king penguins, irrespective of the location of their natal site in relation to the position of the APF, develop their foraging skills progressively over time, including specific adaptations to the environment around their prospective breeding site.last_img read more

first_imgApril 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local University of Utah Athletics Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Wednesday, the University of Utah announced its athletics hall of fame class for 2020.These individuals will be honored September 11 at Rice-Eccles Stadium & Tower as part of the festivities as the Utes host FCS foe Montana State.This is the largest class in school history and consists of former quarterback Alex Smith and former center Andrew Bogut from the men’s basketball squad.Others include volleyball star Lori Baird, offensive lineman Anthony Brown, baseball outfielder/designated hitter Casey Child, softball second baseman Amy Timmel Hogue, tailback Eddie Johnson and women’s basketball point guard Leilani Mitchell.In 2005, Smith and Bogut each made history as Smith was the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, going to the San Francisco 49ers and Bogut was the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, selected by the Milwaukee Bucks.No other school has had two of their star athletes go No. 1 overall respectively in each of these drafts in the same season.During his career with the Utes, Smith completed 66.3 percent of his passes (389-587) for 5,203 yards, 47 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.Bogut, in two seasons at Utah, netted 16.6 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while also shooting 60.3 percent from the field for his career with the Utes.Johnson ran for 3,219 yards and 26 scores for Utah from 1984-1988 and added 95 receptions for 839 yards and 9 scores for the Utes. Tags: Utah athletics Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

first_imgHaving seen off near neighbours Moyle Rovers by just a single point in the county final Charlie McGeever’s side now turn their attention to Limerick champions Newcastle West tomorrow afternoon.Newcastle captain Stephen Nix says the provincial competition hasn’t really been on their agenda. He admits that Clonmel Commercials are a strong side and it will be a tough ask, especially as nobody gives the Limerick side much of a chance. However he added they will give it their all.Tomorrow’s game throws in at 2 o’clock in the Clonmel Sportsfield – Tipp FM will have full live commentary in association with Chawkes Sports Bar, Clonmel ++last_img read more

first_imgA drastic penalty awaits the B&H national team player Ervin Zukanović, after last night’s expulsion during the match of the Cup of Italy between Sampdoria and Milano.Namely, in the 64th minute Zukanović was given a yellow card due to a turbulent protest. Following the yellow card, he also received a red card after which he spit in the direction of the arbitrary Celi.Zukanović’s gesture surprised the media in Italy, since he was not previously known for his misconduct.Day later, Zukanović was punished with a fine amounting to 10,000 EUR, with three matches of suspension.According to the media in Italy, Zukanović was also loud after the match in the locker rooms of the stadium in Genoa.This was the second red card for Zukanović in the past month.(Source: read more