first_imgAs the German contribution to the Southern Ocean Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Study (SO GLOBEC), RV Polarstern visited the Eastern Bellingshausen Sea between 18 April and 1 May 2001. This paper examines in situ feeding cycles, ingestion rates and growth of larval krill Euphausia superba. Larval krill were exceptionally numerous, especially over the shelf break and continental slope: mean 8872 larvae m(-2), maximum 30 084 larvae m-2. The developmental stage composition of krill larvae over the shelf was advanced compared to that at continental slope stations, which may have resulted from enhanced food availability over the shelf. Despite the season being late autumn, the feeding activity of larval krill was similar to published summer rates. The intermoult period of larval krill ranged from 6 to 17 days, with daily growth rates reaching 2.2% of body length, 8.7% of body wet mass and 5.7% of body carbon. Daily ingestion rates were 8.5-17.6 mug C ind(-1) d(-1) for calyptopis 3 to furcilia 2 and 35.1-57.4 mug C ind(-1) d(-1) for furcilia 3-5, and were positively correlated with ambient chlorophyll a concentrations. Daily rations showed the same tendency, ranging from 21.5 to 44.5% of body Cd-1 (catyptopis 3 to furcilia 2) and from 17.8 to 29.2% of body Cd-1 (furcilia 3-5). Comparison of daily rations between open water and sea ice stations supports the notion that larval krill at low pelagic food supply under the sea ice have to exploit ice biota to sustain their metabolic demands. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgThe new embassy is further away from the centre now. On the seventh of August 1998, hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous truck bomb explosions at the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The attack brought al-Qaeda to the international stage for the first time. President Obama says it’s, quote, ‘wondeful to be back in Kenya’. But as we mentioned he also took a moment to reflect on recent violence in Kenya’s modern history – specifically honouring the victims of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi. Obama laid a wreath to the victims. The site of the attack in central Nairbi is now a memorial park.last_img read more

first_imgArman Marwah, a current student on leave from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, died suddenly on Dec. 26. He was 22.“The USC Annenberg community is deeply saddened by the loss of this young man. Our thoughts and condolences are with Arman’s family and friends” said Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III and Sarah Banet-Weiser, director of the School of Communication, in a joint statement to the Daily Trojan.Marwah was born and raised in Hong Kong, though he finished high school in New York at The Dwight School.Gideon Welles, a friend of Marwah and USC alum, remembers Marwah for his fun-loving spirit.“Arman was always the entertainer,” Welles said. “Even after 10 years of knowing him, his ability to light up a room with humor never ceased to amaze me. Such was his charm that strangers quickly became friends. He was sure to leave an impression.”After taking leave from USC in spring 2014, Marwah returned to Hong Kong to work in international business development. He had recently been promoted to a manager position.According to Marwah’s sister, Alia Eyres, Marwah treasured his time at USC.“Arman loved living in California during college and made friends for life at USC and in his fraternity [Sigma Phi Epsilon],” she said.Marwah was on vacation in Laos with a friend he met at USC when he passed away.Marwah, who was the youngest of seven siblings, was known for being devoted to his family and especially close to his niece and nephews.“He spent a lot of time with his nephews and niece, and although he had a reputation for being cool, most people didn’t know that he went to play with his nephews most days after work,” Eyres said.Many remember Marwah as a faithful, caring friend.“Arman was one of the most genuinely compassionate human beings I’ve ever met in my life,” said David Bessin, a friend of Marwah and USC alum. “He was always there for me and had undying loyalty to his friends.”Marwah is survived by his parents, grandparents, four sisters, two brothers and four nieces and nephews. A memorial for Marwah will be held in Hong Kong on Jan. 2.Saharra Griffin contributed to his report. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that Marwah graduated from USC. That is incorrect. He was a current student on leave from USC. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more