Summer microplankton community structure across the Scotia Sea: implications for biological carbon export

first_imgDuring the austral summer of 2008, we carried out a high resolution survey of the microplankton communities along a south to north transect covering a range of environments across the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean; high and low productivity, sea-ice to open water conditions, and over a number of oceanographic fronts and bathymetric features. Cluster analysis revealed five distinct communities that were geographically constrained by physical features of bathymetry and fronts. From south to north the communities were: (1) the South Orkney group, a mixed community of naked dinoflagellates and heavily silicified diatoms, (2) southern Scotia Sea, a mixed community of cyptophytes and naked dinoflagellates, (3) central Scotia Sea, dominated by naked dinoflagellates, (4) southwest of the island of South Georgia, lightly silicified diatoms and naked dinoflagellates (5) northwest of South Georgia, dominated by diatoms. Data from a previous summer cruise (2003) to the Scotia Sea followed a similar pattern of community distribution. MODIS images, Chlorophyll a and macronutrient deficits revealed dense phytoplankton blooms occurred around the island of South Georgia, were absent near the ice edge and in the central Scotia Sea and were moderate in the southern Scotia Sea. Using these environmental factors, together with community composition, we propose that south of the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current Front, biogenic silica is preferentially exported and north of the front, in the vicinity of South Georgia, carbon is exported to depth.last_img read more

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Weber State Alums Sign Pro Contracts

first_img Tags: Brekkott Chapman/Weber State Men’s Basketball/Zach Braxton Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Wednesday, a pair of Weber State men’s basketball standouts signed pro contracts.Brekkott Chapman has signed with s. Oliver Wurzburg of  Bundesliga, a team belonging to Germany’s first-division professional league.Chapman is tied for fifth all-time in school history in blocks with 100 and his 43.1 percent 3-point shooting is third all-time in school annals.Furthermore, Zach Braxton has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, a team in Austria’s first division of professional basketball. Braxton is tied with Chapman for the school mark in blocked shots and has played the most games in Wildcats history with 125. August 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Alums Sign Pro Contracts Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Commander US 5th Fleet Visits Amphibious Assault Ship USS Makin Island

first_img View post tag: US View post tag: 5th View post tag: USS View post tag: ship Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet met with Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during an overnight visit to the ship, Jan. 14-15.Vice Adm. Mark Fox embarked the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, observed flightdeck and well deck operations and met with the ship’s crew and embarked Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during the visit.“It’s great to be here,” Fox told Sailors and Marines during an “all hands” call in the ship’s hangar bay. “It’s taken a lot of hard work and focused discipline to get where you are.”Fox spoke about the important role the Navy plays in maritime security operations and ensuring that the world’s sea lanes remain open in the 5th fleet area of responsibility.“You are the 9-1-1 force,” said Fox. “An amphibious ready group is an extremely flexible force, and I am confident that the Makin Island ARG (Amphibious Ready Group) will excel in any mission that you are called upon to execute.”Fox also spoke about his first deployment as a young naval officer and the many challenges faced by military families.“I understand the sacrifices it takes to serve,” said Fox. “Thank you for your service.”During the all hands call, Fox also recognized the Makin Island Senior Sailor, Sailor, Junior Sailor and Bluejacket of the Quarter award recipients from the 4th quarter of 2011. He also presented Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals to two Marines from the 11th MEU.“We are extremely proud Vice Adm. Fox took time out of his busy schedule to see how we operate,” said Capt. Jim Landers, Makin Island’s commanding officer. “This was an opportunity to show off the capabilities and professionalism of our Navy and Marine Corps team.”Makin Island is the first U.S. Navy ship to deploy using a hybrid-electric propulsion system. By using this unique propulsion system, the Navy expects over the course of the ship’s lifecycle, to see fuel savings of more than $250 million, proving the Navy’s commitment to energy awareness and conservation.This initiative is one of many throughout the Navy and Marine Corps that will enable the Department of the Navy to achieve the secretary of the Navy’s energy goals to improve our energy security and efficiency afloat and ashore, increase our energy independence and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy.Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island ARG, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 24, 2012; Image: navy Commander US 5th Fleet Visits Amphibious Assault Ship USS Makin Island View post tag: visits View post tag: fleet Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Commander US 5th Fleet Visits Amphibious Assault Ship USS Makin Island View post tag: Island January 24, 2012 View post tag: Assault View post tag: Commander View post tag: Makin View post tag: Amphibious Share this articlelast_img read more

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ITS MIMBELLI Leaves Operation Ocean Shield

first_img View post tag: europe View post tag: africa Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: ITS MIMBELLI The ITS MIMBELLI left Task Force 508 on Wednesday, 6 August 2014, after a job very well done as part of Operation Ocean Shield. The continuous, main effort of Task Force 508 is keeping commercial routes and international navigation safe from maritime crime.MIMBELLI and her crew have done their part, but also more than that: in July, for example, they trained with the Tanzanian Navy, thereby contributing to building the regional capacity to handle the piracy challenge. Further, they donated much needed supplies to a local nursery.Piracy is currently contained with great success, with no successful hijacking since May 2012. However, it is not eradicated and that is why there are still NATO ships and other international naval presence off the Horn of Africa.[mappress]Press Release, August 08, 2014; Image: NATO View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Leaves NATO’s Counter-Piracy Mission, Operation Ocean Shield, has bid farewell to the Italian destroyer ITS MIMBELLI.center_img Share this article View post tag: Naval ITS MIMBELLI Leaves Operation Ocean Shield Back to overview,Home naval-today ITS MIMBELLI Leaves Operation Ocean Shield August 8, 2014 View post tag: Ocean Shield View post tag: operationlast_img read more

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Theodore Roosevelt: COVID-19 cases rise, evacuation underway

first_img USS Theodore Roosevelt: COVID-19 cases rise, evacuation of sailors underway Share this article April 2, 2020, by The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on board the US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific has surged, according to Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly.On April 1, the Roosevelt had 93 positive cases, with 86 of those service members exhibiting symptoms and seven having no symptoms, Modly said in a telephone briefing for Pentagon reporters.So far, 593 have tested negative. Nearly 1,300 crew members have been tested so far, and some of the results have not come back yet, he added. Last week, Modly said that nearly 5,000 crew on board the ship would be tested for COVID-19.Modly’s update on the COVID-19 situation on board the aircraft carrier comes after commanding officer Capt. Brett Crozier urged the navy on March 30 to engage more in preventing the spread of the pandemic aboard the vessel. In the letter, he said that “decisive action is required now”, in line with CDC guidelines, to “prevent tragic outcomes”.Crozier said that the majority of the sailors should leave the vessel and be put in 14-day individual quarantines. He suggested that only 10 percent of crew should remain on board to sanitize the vessel and ensure security.According to Modly, the US Navy has accelerated testing and is deep-cleaning all the spaces on the ship.“We are providing the commanding officer what he has requested, and we are doing our best to accelerate the pace wherever we can,” the acting secretary added.Modly provided a timeline of actions the US Navy has taken since the Roosevelt deployed.“Prior to deployment, we embarked a special medical team on the ship,” he said, noting that before Roosevelt’s visit to Vietnam, the World Health Organization identified fewer than 20 COVID-19 cases there at the time, and all of them were in Hanoi, which is “far away from where the ship was going.”“We had no positive tests at that time,” the acting secretary pointed out.“At the end of the 14-day observation period aboard the ship, there were two sailors with symptoms who had positive tests,” he said, adding that they were properly isolated and flown off the ship to the naval hospital in Guam, and that their symptoms have since been resolved.“We identified and quarantined all those who were suspected of being in close contact with those that had tested positive,” Modly said. And all sailors with confirmed positive tests were removed from the ship and isolated immediately, the acting secretary told reporters.The US Navy continues its process of contact tracing, quarantine and monitoring to understand who might have been infected, according to Modly.Once in port in Danang, Modly said, the commanding officer and the medical team expressed concern that the spaces off the ship were not sufficient to isolate service members at an adequate pace.Additional space in Guam was sought immediately, and progress is being made, Modly said.“We already have nearly 1,000 personnel off the ship right now, and in the next couple of days, we expect to have about 2,700 of them off the ship,” he informed.Modly emphasized that the US Navy will not remove every sailor from the Roosevelt, noting that although it’s big, it floats and it has a lot of people on it, the comparison of the aircraft carrier to a cruise ship pretty much ends there.“This ship has weapons on it. It has munitions on it. It has expensive aircraft, and it has a nuclear power plant. It requires a certain number of people on that ship to maintain safety and security,” he stressed. View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt navaltodaycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt: COVID-19 cases rise, evacuation of sailors underway View post tag: US Navy View post tag: coronavirus Authoritieslast_img read more

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An Enlightening Lesson on Ocean City’s Black History

first_imgBy TIM KELLYYou might think you know Ocean City history, but do you know about “Widow’s Row?” Do you know about Archie Haggie Harris, Jr.? How about Turner’s Pool Hall?We didn’t either.They are all part of Ocean City’s rich African American heritage, but one largely unknown in a town that otherwise embraces and celebrates its past.“We have a very significant black history in Ocean City,” said local historian Loretta Thompson Harris. “Unfortunately, it is not very well documented.”Harris, a fourth generation Ocean City Thompson family member, presented a fascinating look at the people, businesses and contributions of the African American community at Friday’s meeting of Ocean City AARP Chapter 1062 at the Ocean City Free Public Library.Her talk, a tour de force spanning the earliest days of black settlement here to present day, revealed many interesting facts heretofore unknown by most Ocean City residents and visitors, even the local black community itself.“Many families haven’t passed down their histories,” she said. “That’s mainly because they don’t know their own background.”That is changing, she said, with the advent of DNA testing and renewed interest in preserving history before it fades away forever.Harris is helping to lead the effort. Since retiring from her business career – she was an executive with Atlantic City Electric for more than 30 years – Harris painstakingly drew up charts showing the family trees of African American families, combed through dusty newspaper libraries and public records files, and trudged through cemeteries in her quest to document local black history.Tabernacle Baptist Church, the oldest surviving house of worship in Ocean City.She even found a truck door panel with her father’s company logo painted on it, in a local junk yard. It was the first time Harris had seen the logo, she said.Owner of the town’s first and most successful black-owned businesses, Sylvester Thompson’s stock in trade were docks, bulkheads and pilings. But his company also helped erect some of the most iconic structures in town, including the Music Pier , the Stoeco Homes, now better known as the Merion Park section of town near the 34th Street Bridge, the Primary School and the Ocean City Fishing Club pier, to name just a few.“The Thompsons built most of this city,” Mayor Jay Gillian told Loretta in 2018.Ocean City’s African American community began with the earliest documented black residents, Jacob Still, whose family relocated to Ocean City in 1885, just six years after the town’s founding. He came from Salem, along with a handful of other families who settled in the neighborhood which came to be known as Westside.In its heyday from 1900 to around 1970, the area included West Avenue from Second to Eighth streets and West to Bay Avenue.The largely self-sufficient neighborhood would grow to include churches, businesses and modest housing, she said. The current Tabernacle Baptist Church at Eighth and West was originally a Methodist church built by the city’s founding fathers, Harris said, and is the oldest surviving church in Ocean City.Years ago, Harris began compiling a database of local black-owned businesses that have operated in town. The database has grown to more than 150 of them, ranging from the aforementioned pool hall to a dance club named the Silver Slipper.They lived in row homes, tiny “cottages” that were little more than shacks, and eventually larger homes as some of the area residents became financially secure and ultimately flourished.“Widow’s Row,” one of the earliest examples of Westside housing, as it appears today.What the early homes lacked in aesthetics on the outside, they made up for on the inside “with love, community, compassion for each other and support of family,” Harris said. “That’s what I remember most about it.”One of the earliest neighborhoods was a strip of 11 rowhomes on the 600 block of Haven Avenue, known as “Widow’s Row,” so-called because most of the households were headed by women whose husbands had passed on.The two-story houses, about 16 feet wide each, had outhouses and no indoor plumbing. Over the years, the homes were upgraded, although two of the houses at the south end of the strip were demolished and replaced with a large three-story single family home.“The Widow’s Row houses were pretty hard hit by Superstorm Sandy,” Harris said, but most of the remaining nine homes have been upgraded and remodeled and are still flourishing to this day.Westside residents made their mark in educational, religious, and business circles, as well as city services, recreation, and just about every other walk of life.Perhaps the most impressive, yet still lesser known personalities, was Archie Haggie Harris Jr. (no relation to Loretta Harris), arguably the greatest athlete to ever come out of Ocean City High School.A star fullback on the football team, Harris’ prowess in track and field landed him at Indiana University on an athletic scholarship following his 1937 graduation. He fell just inches shy of making the 1936 U.S. Olympic team in the discus and the shot put, and went on to win Big 10 and national collegiate championships in both events at Indiana, where he held the world discus record in the 40s.Archie Harris during his days as a world-class discus thrower at Indiana University. (Photo courtesy of Indiana University Track and Field)“He would have gone to the Olympics, but then World War II intervened,” Loretta Harris said.The war forced the cancellation of the planned 1940 Games scheduled for Tokyo and the 1944 Olympiad planned for London.Instead, Archie Harris joined the Army Air Force, achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant and earned his wings as a fighter pilot of the 332nd Fighter Group – the famed Tuskegee Airmen.When he returned home, Harris worked for the city and became one of the first black members of the Ocean City Police Department.Archie Harris was named to the Ocean City Hall of Fame in 1993, or 56 years after his graduation and 28 years following his death. He was just 47 when he passed away in October of 1965, and was buried with full military honors in the Beverly National Cemetery in Burlington County.Loretta Harris’ great grandfather arrived “in 1900 or 1901,” she said, starting a dynasty that is currently in its fifth Ocean City generation.She enjoys documenting the town’s black history, even though it is becoming more time-consuming as she uncovers more information, and she is working on a book about African Americans to come out of Ocean City.Harris said she would like to continue her work, but can’t do it all herself. She asked that anyone interested in helping to expand her research to contact her at 609-602-2151. Loretta Thompson Harris, left, with Ocean City AARP Chapter 1062 member Marion Ingram, before Harris’ presentation Friday to mark Black History Month.last_img read more

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Tame Impala Announces 2019 North American Tour Dates Including Madison Square Garden

first_imgOn Monday, Tame Impala announced a number of new summer 2019 North American tour dates. The new announcement comes after Tame Impala (a.k.a. Kevin Parker) finished a two-weekend headlining stint at Coachella 2019. You can watch Tame Impala perform new song “Borderline” at Coachella below:Tame Impala – “Borderline” [Pro-Shot] – Coachella 2019[Video: Coachella]The newly announced run of dates will kick off in Toronto on July 26th and include stops in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., in addition to a performance at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden on August 21st. Tickets to the new dates go on sale this Friday, April 26th at 10 a.m. local time.In addition to the headlining dates at Coachella, Parker is set to headline a number of festivals including Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA (May 5th), Boston Calling in Boston, MA (May 25th), Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain (May 31), Glastonbury in Glastonbury, U.K. (June 26th), Splendour In the Grass in his native Australia (July 19th–21st), and Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL (August 1st–4th).You can check out a full list of Tame Impala’s upcoming tour dates below. For more information, head here.Tame Impala 2019 Tour DatesNewly added dates boldedMay 02 – Ascend Amphitheatre – Nashville, TNMay 03 – ExploreAsheville.com Arena – Asheville, NCMay 05 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GAMay 06 – St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, FLMay 07 – Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach FLMay 11 – Corona Capital Festival – Guadalajara, MEXICOMay 25 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MAMay 31 – Primavera Festival – Barcelona, SPAINJune 01 – We Love Green – Paris, FRANCEJune 05 – Garden – Gotenberg, SWEDENJune 06 – NorthSide – Aarhus, DENMARKJune 08 – 02 Arena – London, UKJune 21 – Hurricane Festival – Sheebel, GERMANYJune 22 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen ob eck, GERMANYJune 24 – Empress Ballroom – Blackpool, UKJune 26 – 3Arena – Dublin, IRELANDJune 26 – Glastonbury – Pilton, ENGLANDJuly 19-21 – Splendour In The Grass – Wooyung – AUSTRALIAJuly 26 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, Ontario, CANADAJuly 27 & 28 – Mo Pop – Detroit, MIJuly 30 – Surly Brewing Festival Field – Minneapolis, MNAugust 01-04 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, ILAugust 13 – Parkbühne Wuhlheide – Berlin, GERMANYAugust 08 – Oya Fest – OsloAugust 09 – Flow Festival – Helsinki, FINLANDAugust 14 – Pukkelpop – Hasselt, BELGIUMAugust 15 – La Route Du Rock – Rennes, FRANCEAugust 16 – Lowlands Festival – Walibi Holland, NETHERLANDSAugust 21 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NYAugust 23 – The Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PAAugust 24 – The Anthem – Washington D.C.TOUR DATESMay 02 – Ascend Amphitheatre – Nashville, TNMay 03 – ExploreAsheville.com Arena – Asheville, NCMay 05 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GAMay 06 – St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, FLMay 07 – Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach FLMay 11 – Corona Capital Festival – Guadalajara, MEXICOMay 25 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MAMay 31 – Primavera Festival – Barcelona, SPAINJune 01 – We Love Green – Paris, FRANCEJune 05 – Garden – Gotenberg, SWEDENJune 06 – NorthSide – Aarhus, DENMARKJune 08 – 02 Arena – London, UKJune 21 – Hurricane Festival – Sheebel, GERMANYJune 22 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen ob eck, GERMANYJune 24 – Empress Ballroom – Blackpool, UKJune 26 – 3Arena – Dublin, IRELANDJune 26 – Glastonbury – Pilton, ENGLANDJuly 19-21 – Splendour In The Grass – Wooyung – AUSTRALIAJuly 26 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, Ontario, CANADAJuly 27 & 28 – Mo Pop – Detroit, MIJuly 30 – Surly Brewing Festival Field – Minneapolis, MNAugust 01-04 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, ILAugust 13 – Parkbühne Wuhlheide – Berlin, GERMANYAugust 08 – Oya Fest – OsloAugust 09 – Flow Festival – Helsinki, FINLANDAugust 14 – Pukkelpop – Hasselt, BELGIUMAugust 15 – La Route Du Rock – Rennes, FRANCEAugust 16 – Lowlands Festival – Walibi Holland, NETHERLANDSAugust 21 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NYAugust 23 – The Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PAAugust 24 – The Anthem – Washington D.C.View Upcoming Dateslast_img read more

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Faculty Council meeting held Oct. 13

first_imgAt the Oct. 13 meeting of the Faculty Council, its members met with President Drew Faust to ask and answer questions as representatives of the faculty.The council next meets on Oct. 27.  The next full faculty meeting will take place on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.last_img

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Education and the 2016 Election

first_imgOn Oct. 19, faculty members of the Harvard Graduate School of Education will gather to explore where education fits into the 2016 election. How could the outcome of the election affect education in America? What will the next president really be able to do for education?An Education Election?Republican nominee Donald Trump has not released an education plan, but has supported expanding school choice, vouchers and reducing the cost of college. He is also “totally against” the Common Core State Standards.Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s plan includes “elevating” the teaching profession, rebuilding schools, breaking the school-to-prison pipeline, the expansion of affordable preschool and child care, and making college more affordable by offering free tuition at community colleges and four-year public universities.This year, “down-ballot” races like Question 2 on expanding the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts are generating particular interest as barometers for where state policy might move.Some estimate between 10 and 13 state legislative chambers are candidates to flip parties after this year’s elections, shifting the course of education policy in many states.The PanelProfessor Meira Levinson is co-editor of Making Civics Count. Her research investigates justice and democracy within schools.Associate Professor Martin West is the director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and the executive editor of Education Next.Assistant Professor Roberto Gonzales studies experiences of immigrant and Latino/a students in the U.S. education system in his recent book Lives in Limbo.Professor David J. Deming studies the economics of education and long-term outcomes. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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