Rhincalanus gigas and Calanus simillimus: lipid storage patterns of two species of copepod in the seasonally ice-free zone of the Southern Ocean

first_imgThe lipid and hydrocarbon composition of two species of Antarctic copepod, Rhincalanus gigas and Calanus simillimus, was investigated at two contrasting sites. Differences in the quantity of total lipid between sites were pronounced for R.gigas; females from a station near South Georgia where a bloom was in progress contained -8 times as much as those sampled in post-bloom waters in the Polar Frontal Zone (PFZ) some 450 km further north. In contrast, differences between sites for C.simillimus were less pronounced. The main lipid class for R.gigas was wax ester and for C.simillimus triacylglycerol. This fundamental difference is thought to reflect varying life-history patterns suggesting that C.simillimus may not undergo periods of pronounced food shortage. Pristane, a metabolite of phytol derived through the degradation of chlorophyll, was present in both species at both sites, indicating recent feeding activity, but the lack of the polyene diatom marker C21.6 in C.simillimus at the PFZ station suggested that it was largely feeding on other microp1ankton. Fatty acid analysis of C.simillimus offered further evidence that this species was omnivorous and that R.gigas was predominantly herbivorous 16:0 and 16:l generally accounted for slightly >50% of total fatty acids in both species; however, 16:0 was proportionately more abundant in C.simillimus and 16:l in R.gigas. The 16:1/16:0 ratio is usually >1 in diatoms, suggesting that the diet of C.simillimus contained items of prey other than diatoms, a fact confirmed in grazing experiments.last_img read more

Woman Charged With DWAI Following Head-on Crash In Jamestown

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – A Cattaraugus County woman was charged for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs following a head-on collision in Jamestown this week.Jamestown Police say Patricia Raynor, 33, of Little Valley, was driving her sedan on East 2nd Street Wednesday night when she veered into oncoming traffic striking a U-Haul truck head-on.Police said Raynor was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for minor injuries resulting from the crash.Through investigation, officers charged Raynor with DWAI drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, and failure to keep right. It appears no one else was injured in the wreck. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Clippers agree with Rodney McGruder on 3-year $15M deal, per report

first_imgMcGruder, 27, averaged 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 23.5 minutes in 66 games for the Heat last season before Miami waived him so they could fall below the luxury tax and save about $5 million, according to reports.In 2016, the native of Landover, Maryland, earned the Heat’s final roster spot and ended a three-year journey that included a season in the Hungarian A League and then two more in the NBA’s development league with the Maine Red Claws and Sioux Falls Skyforce, whom he helped guide to the D-League championship. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Rodney McGruder’s journey has led him to L.A., where the restricted free agent will be a Clipper, after reaching an agreement to sign a three-year, $15 million deal, per Yahoo’s Chris Haynes.The Clippers claimed McGruder, a 6-foot-4 guard, off waivers last April after he was waived by the Miami Heat, picking him up even though it was well past March 1, the last day a player can be waived by one team and remain postseason eligible for another team, leaving McGruder off the Clippers’ postseason roster.Nonetheless, he was with the team during the playoffs, traveling to Oakland for their first-round series with the Golden State Warriors.By claiming him, the Clippers attained his early Bird rights (which will allow them to exceed the salary cap). The signing won’t affect the Clippers’ ability to sign a player – Kawhi Leonard, for example – to a max contract, as McGruder’s $3 million free agent hold already was factored into the available max slot. “You love his perseverance, his fortitude, the grit,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of McGruder in a 2016 Miami Herald story. “These things you can’t teach, you have to go through life experiences to develop it. The way he came through is almost textbook in how you would want to develop a player – go overseas, learn how to handle more responsibilities and then start the process of training camp and summer league. Then, play a season and a half with our D-League team under our staff and really develop there and then finish off with another summer league, a full summer of development, a training camp, all the way to the 11th hour.“And he just pushed through and persevered and worked on just getting better as a basketball player. You really root for guys like that. By the end of it, he really felt like a veteran Miami Heat player through all those experiences. But a lot of guys don’t have the type of makeup to be able to go through all those experiences without getting discouraged.”McGruder also played four seasons at Kansas State, where he averaged of 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters center_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 He’s also been cut twice by NBA teams in training camp (in 2013 by the Oklahoma City Thunder and in 2014 by the Boston Celtics).The Heat reportedly appreciated his perseverance and positive outlook, as will the Clippers, by all indications.Patrick Beverley, who has shown remarkable resilience himself in his career, took to Twitter to cheer the signing: “Yesssirrr.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, June 1, 2016•3:10 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1100 block W. 4th, Wellington by known suspect. Items were recovered.•4:38 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery and theft in the 1000 block N. F, Wellington.•5:10 a.m. Bruce C. Pennington, 39, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery and theft.•6:04 a.m. Dylan L. Hornecker, 30, Wellington was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal damage to property.•8:06 a.m. Raymond J. Anguiano, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•8:31 a.m. Matthew E. Hartman, 36, Harper, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•10 a.m. Yu Wen Ku, 34, Arlington, Texas was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 56 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:20 a.m. Connie Wyckoff, 61, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•1:04 p.m. Keith R. Townsend, 50, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone.•1:39 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance by known subject(s) in the 300 block E. 17th, Wellington.•3:03 p.m. Jessie D. French, 28, Wellington was arrested on two city of Wellington bench warrants for failure to appear.•3:03 p.m. Jessie D. French, 28, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear.•3:43 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•9:22 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 300 block E. 17th, Wellington.•9:48 p.m. Melody R. Epley, 49, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery.•11:46 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more