Ceres-La salle secures second place, AFC Cup berth

first_imgBREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas The Sparks desperately tried to find the winner, but Gadia was denied by a diving save by Cuaresma, who also tipped away Canas’ header.Kaya leaned on a four goal binge from Senegalese striker Robert Lopez Mendy to overcome Forza, 5-0. Charlie Beaton accounted for Kaya’s other goal. Loyola finished with 41 points for third spot.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHcenter_img Bring Eric home: Fans clamoring for Ginebra return of ‘Major Pain’ Goalkeeper Ref Cuaresma returned to haunt his former team as Stallion spoiled Loyola Meralco’s bid for a second place finish with a 2-2 draw Saturday night in the United Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The veteran shotstopper from Dumaguete City, who was part of the Sparks side for three seasons until 2013, rose to the challenge in the second half, coming up with a string of saves on substitute Daniel Gadia and Joaco Canas to preserve the stalemate. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town A victory by the Sparks would have piled up the pressure on Ceres-La Salle, but an early strike from Fitch Arboleda and a composed finish from Balot Doctora early in the second half gave Stallion the lead twice, before Cuaresma delivered the biggest saves of the match.The result meant Ceres-La Salle also captured the second AFC Cup berth regardless of the result of its last match of the season against JP Voltes slated last night. Had Loyola won, Ceres would have needed maximum points from the JP Voltes match. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentGlobal took the league crown with 47 points to complete a season double, matching the feat of Stallion three seasons ago and Air Force in 2009. An own goal from Stallion defender Sam Bonney at the stroke of halftime gave Loyola a lifeline, before Simon Greatwich’s long-range strike made it 2-2 heading into the final 25 minutes. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUNDlast_img read more

Large emperor penguin colony suffers ‘catastrophic’ breeding failure

first_imgArticle published by Shreya Dasgupta Until recently, the emperor penguin colony at Halley Bay on the Weddell Sea in the Antarctic was one of the world’s largest, supporting between 14,000 to 25,000 breeding pairs, or around 5 to 9 percent of the bird’s global population.Since 2016, satellite images have shown that the colony has suffered a complete breeding failure, something that’s never been recorded before.This breeding failure started in 2016 when, following abnormal stormy weather, the sea ice broke up in October, long before the chicks had fledged and were ready to go out to sea. In 2017 and 2018, the sea ice broke up early too, leading to the likely death of all chicks.Around the same time, there was a massive increase in the numbers of emperor penguins at the Dawson-Lambton Glacier penguin colony 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of Halley Bay, suggesting that many of the emperor penguins from Halley Bay had moved to Dawson-Lambton. Antarctica’s second-largest colony of emperor penguins has likely not produced any chicks over the last three years, a new study has found.Until recently, the emperor penguin colony at Halley Bay on the Weddell Sea supported between 14,000 and 25,000 breeding pairs, or around 5 to 9 percent of the bird’s population in the world. There have been fluctuations in the size of the colony over the past decades, according to researchers from the British Antarctic Survey, who have been visiting and surveying the area since the 1950s. But since 2016, satellite images have shown that the colony has suffered a complete breeding failure, something that’s never been recorded before.“We have been tracking the population of this, and other colonies in the region, for the last decade using very high resolution satellite imagery,” Peter Fretwell, a remote-sensing specialist at the British Antarctic Survey and lead author of the study, said in a statement. “These images have clearly shown the catastrophic breeding failure at this site over the last three years. Our specialised satellite image analysis can detect individuals and penguin huddles, so we can estimate the population based on the known density of the groups to give reliable estimate of colony size.”Emperor penguins need intact sea ice until the chicks are ready to leave their nesting grounds. Image by Christopher Michel via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)The emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is a unique bird in many ways. It is the largest of all living penguin species and the only one that breeds during the Antarctic winter. It is also the only known bird to never breed on dry land, preferring to raise chicks on frozen sea instead. To ensure the chicks are ready to leave their nesting ground by the summer months of January or February, female emperor penguins lay their single eggs around May, then take turns with their partners to incubate the eggs and subsequently raise the chicks through the extremely cold winter months. During this entire process, the emperor penguins rely on intact sea ice. But in 2016, following abnormal stormy weather, the sea ice broke up in October, long before the chicks had fledged and were ready to go out to sea. In 2017 and 2018, too, the sea ice broke up early, leading to the likely death of all chicks, the researchers found.“It is impossible to say whether the changes in sea-ice conditions at Halley Bay are specifically related to climate change, but such a complete failure to breed successfully is unprecedented at this site,” said Phil Trathan, a penguin expert at the British Antarctic Survey and co-author of the study.But it’s not all gloom. Between 2016 and 2018, satellite images picked up a massive increase in the numbers of emperor penguins at the nearby Dawson-Lambton Glacier colony, located 55 kilometers (34 miles) to the south of Halley Bay. Where the estimated number of pairs at Dawson-Lambton had steadily decreased from 3,690 pairs in 2010 to 1,280 pairs in 2015, they jumped to 5,315 in 2016, 11,117 pairs in 2017, and 14,612 pairs in 2018, the authors write in the paper.“It appears that many of the birds from Halley Bay have relocated to Dawson-Lambton, with the rest remaining at Halley Bay, but not breeding successfully,” the authors add. “This number seems to be diminishing on an annual basis as more failed breeders move to the nearby colony. It is possible that some emperors could have formed a new colony elsewhere.”Whether the early break-up of sea ice at Halley Bay will continue in the future is unclear. But scientists have predicted that with future warming of the Antarctic and reduced sea ice due to climate change, penguin numbers will decline. And this study gives a sneak peek into how the penguins might respond to such disappearing stable sea ice conditions, the researchers say.Banner image of emperor penguins via Pixabay.Citation:Fretwell, P. T. and Trathan, P. N. (2019). Emperors on thin ice: three years of breeding failure at Halley Bay. Antarctic Science. doi:10.1017/S0954102019000099. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? 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In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? 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It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Animals, Biodiversity, Birds, Climate Change, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Marine, Marine Animals, Marine Birds, Marine Conservation, Oceans, Penguins, Research, Sea Ice, Wildlife last_img read more