The natural diets of adult female Euchaeta antarctica, E. farrani, E. rasa and E. biloba, as well as male and female copepod stage V E. antarctica, were compared through gut content analyses. Copepods of variable size dominated the diet of all predators during both seasons (46 to 99 % of all food items). Mean number of prey per predator (0.9 to 8.6), as well as the distribution of predators with different numbers of prey in the gut, indicated no general decrease in feeding by Euchaeta spp. during the Antarctic winter. Diet of adults was broad and overlapping in both seasons. During summer, copepod nauplii and the small copepods Drepanopus forcipatus and Oithona spp. dominated the diet of CV E antarctica in the upper 200 m. Nauplii were hardly taken at all by adult E. antarctica in that depth interval. During winter D. forcipatus dominated the diets of both CV and adult E antarctica, and of E. biloba. Among CV female E. antarctica 13 % of individuals took 44 % of all food items during winter. This emphasises the patchy nature of feeding in the sea and indicates the importance of adequate sampling scales and sample size in feeding studies.
For the first time in seventeen years, sextuplets have been born in the John Radcliffe Hospital this week.Mrs Lamb, a 31 year old woman from Oxford, gave birth to four girls and two boys. The babies were born fourteen weeks prematurely, and all are in the specialist Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.According to the Multiple Births Foundation charity, the last surviving set of sextuplets in England, Scotland or Wales was born in 1993.The John Radcliffe Hospital said: “Staff… feel privileged to play their part in such an unusual birth.“A large team of doctors and nurses were present at the delivery or involved with the immediate management of the babies. There were several weeks of planning the delivery prior to the birth.”
Murray and Skupski hit back well after losing the opening set, but two double faults in the deciding tie-break cost them dearly, and they must now hope other results go their way if they are to play in their first ATP Finals as a team.Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who currently sit ninth in the standings, are already through to the quarter-finals and will overtake Murray and Skupski with another victory.- Advertisement – Jamie Murray (left) and Neal Skupski are in danger of failing to qualify for the ATP Finals in London There is one qualifying event left, the Sofia Open next week, but the points on offer are much lower than in Paris.Skupski has never played at the O2 while Murray appeared every year between 2015 and 2018 with previous partners John Peers and Bruno Soares.Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/tennis, our Twitter account @skysportstennis & Sky Sports – on the go! Available to download now on – iPhone & iPad and Android – Advertisement – Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski’s hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals in London suffered a major blow with defeat by Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the second round of the Rolex Paris Masters.Murray and Skupski went into the tournament ranked seventh in the standings for the season-ending eight-team event at London’s O2 Arena, which begins on November 15.But Pole Kubot and Brazilian Melo will overtake them after their 6-2 1-6 10-6 victory in the French capital.
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Batesville Post 271 at Seymour Post 89, 6/16/15 (game was shortened to 7 inning due to weather delays).Post 271-011 000 0. 2 5 2Post 89-103 101 x. 6 10 5For Post 271:Ethan Adams 0-3, run, bb, sbTaylor Kopplin 1-4Brandt Ricketts 1-4Noah Gausman 2-3, run, bbZach Pottschmidt 1-3Ethan Adams started on the mound, pitched 4 innings and took the loss giving up 5 runs.Taylor Kopplin pitched 2 innings in relief giving up 1 run.Post 271 record: 0-3Next game: Thursday, 6/18/15 at Brookville.Courtesy of Batesville Post Coach Doug Behlmer.
Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “I think my confidence was very high here,” Smith said Sunday. “I carried it over to OKC. Wasn’t going to let my play show at all being sent back down. Just kind of kept playing hard and putting together some good at-bats.“I always knew I was going to be sent back down at some point. I wasn’t going to let that bug me at all. I didn’t. Played well.”Roberts said Barnes and even Russell Martin could see action at infield spots with Smith on the roster in the next week.SHORT(STOP) TIMERIn the first 10 games after Corey Seager went to the IL, Chris Taylor has made the most of his increased playing time as the primary shortstop, going 12 for 32 (.375) with eight RBI and seven runs scored.“Yeah, I think anybody would say it’s easier to get in a groove and build on those hot streaks when you’re playing every day,” said Taylor who was not in the starting lineup Sunday. “But I know it’s part of being on this team. You’re not always going to have that luxury. We have a lot of really good players. So you’ve got to try and keep a level head whether you’re going good or bad and stay consistent.”That level head was difficult to maintain for Taylor in April when he got off to a miserable start. He was batting just .162 after an 0-for-4 day against the Giants on May 1. Since then, he has batted .288 with an .887 OPS.“Mechanically, I feel like I’ve been very consistent,” he said. “I’ve done the same things for the past couple months now – which is a change of pace from last year where I felt like every week I was doing something different. You’re going to have the ups and downs of the game. You’re not always going to be hot. But I felt pretty good for a little while now.”ALSORelated Articles Smith got the call back to Los Angeles Sunday when the Dodgers put David Freese on the Injured List. Freese has been dealing with tendinitis in his left knee, limiting his playing time recently. “As a byproduct,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, Freese’s hamstring became a problem, landing him on the IL.Freese is expected back shortly after the 10-day IL stay, Roberts said, which would put him back on the Dodgers’ bench at the start of the next homestand.He has been a valuable part of that bench, batting .308 with a .999 OPS in a role that includes starts against left-handed pitching and pinch-hitting (9 for 21).“Fortunately we have the luxury right now of not putting him in harm’s way and making sure he’s ready for the stretch run,” Roberts said, referring to the Dodgers’ large division lead and depth as making it “a no-brainer” to give Freese some down time.Smith handled his first taste of the big leagues well, going 6 for 21 (.286) with those two home runs and acquitting himself very well defensively in six starts while Austin Barnes was on the IL. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season LOS ANGELES – When the Dodgers sent Will Smith down two weeks ago, they sent down a catcher. When they called him back up Sunday, they called up a power hitter.In 11 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City after his demotion by the Dodgers, Smith went 12 for 41, all on extra-base hits – three doubles, three triples and six home runs in his last seven games before being recalled.“Just put good swings on the ball. I think I’ve shown pretty good power all year,” said Smith who has 14 home runs in Triple-A and hit two in six games with the Dodgers (including a walkoff for his first major-league homer on June 1).“Just made consistent contact, had good at-bats and the ball’s flying.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Left-hander Scott Alexander threw a bullpen session on the main pitcher’s mound Sunday morning, allowing the Dodgers to collect Trackman and other data on his performance. Alexander is eligible to come off the IL but with throw to hitters and go on a rehab assignment before he does. …Joc Pederson made his third consecutive start at first base Sunday and will likely see steady action there in the next week with the Dodgers expecting to face a string of right-handed starting pitchers on the upcoming road trip. “It’s not a finished product,” Roberts said of Pederson who dropped a throw, costing the Dodgers a run Saturday. “But we’re committed to it.”UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw 7-1, 2.85 ERA) at Diamondbacks (RHP Zack Greinke 8-3, 2.92 ERA), 6:40 p.m. SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire