Length-weight and otolith size to standard length relationships in 12 species of Southern Ocean Myctophidae: a tool for predator diet studies


first_imgFish morphometric relationships are key tools for fisheries science and studies of food web dynamics and predator foraging behaviour, but parameterisations are limited for Southern Ocean myctophids (Family Myctophidae). New standard length (LS) to total mass (MT) relationships are therefore described for the 12 biomass‐dominant myctophid fish species living in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean, using the most comprehensive data collected in the region to date. New linear regressions for otolith size (length; OL and width; OW) and LS are also described. Significant (p < .01) LS–MT relationships were established for all species using simple non‐linear regression. Significant (p < .01) relationships between LS and both OL and OW were also determined for all species, with OW being the best predictor of LS in all but one species. Our study provides a comprehensive tool for reconstructing the myctophid component of marine predator diets that will improve future food web, predator behaviour and ecosystem studies in the Scotia Sea.last_img read more

Gang Member Convicted in Central Islip Mom, Tot Slaying


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An MS-13 street gang member has been convicted gunning down a 2-year-old boy after his fellow gang members shot and killed the victim’s 19-year-old mother in Central Islip three years ago.A federal jury found Adalberto “Gringo” Guzman guilty Monday at Central Islip court of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and firearms offenses in the Feb. 5, 2010 shooting deaths of Vanessa Argueta and her son, Diego Torres.“Few other acts illustrate so clearly the heartless nature of this criminal enterprise known as MS-13,” said Attorney Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Her crime in their eyes—showing ‘disrespect’ to their vicious gang. Her child’s—simply being with her when the defendant and his cronies decided that she could no longer live.”The 21-year-old career criminal is the last of three gang members to be tried in the case. A jury convicted Heriberto “Boxer” Martinez in March and Rene “Zorro” Mejia pled guilty in June 2011.Prosecutors said Guzman helped Martinez and Mejia lure Argueta from her home under the guise of taking her out to dinner after a feud in which she told rival gang members where to find the MS-13 members.They reluctantly agreed to take Torres with them when she couldn’t find a babysitter, then brought her behind a Raymour & Flanigan furniture store in an industrial park near the corner of Connetquot Avenue and Windsor Place to smoke marijuana.The gunmen shot Argueta in the head and chest and Torres in the head twice. A passerby found their bodies shortly later.The trio fled to El Salvador afterward, but Guzman was apprehended at Miami International Airport when he tried to return to the country three months later.Guzman is facing life in prison when he is sentenced in January before U.S. District Judge Joseph Bianco.Authorities noted that this case brought to more than 200 the number of federal convictions against MS-13 members on Long Island, half of which included federal racketeering charge convictions, since 2002.last_img read more

Positive sale in this suburb the result of aggressive marketing


first_img1 Mosman Court, Sinnamon Park.Mr Juresic said greater marketing means more people through an open home.“If you don’t market, you’re selling a secret,” he said.“I believe our skill is negotiating.“If you don’t get top dollar for a client, you won’t get business from them or theneighbours.”The buyers relocated from England with their three children, found work and decided toremain in Australia. 1 Mosman Court, Sinnamon Park.NGU Real Estate’s Emil Juresic recently sold the double-storey, five-bedroom home at 1 Mosman Court within a week, after it had been unsuccessfully listed with a rival agent for three months.“When we took over we went very aggressive with the marketing,” Mr Juresic said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“We did video, promoted it on Facebook and started to get tens of thousands of views.“We probably had about 20 groups through straight away.” 1 Mosman Court, Sinnamon Park.A property at Sinnamon Park which was sold within five days for $930,000 has been the result of “aggressive marketing”.last_img read more