Rates of warming and the global sensitivity of shallow water marine invertebrates to elevated temperature

first_imgAssessing the sensitivity of ectotherms to variability in their environment is a key challenge, especially in the face of rapid warming of the Earth’s surface. Comparing the upper temperature limits of species from different regions, at different rates of warming, has recently been developed as a method to estimate the long term sensitivity of shallow marine fauna. This paper presents the first preliminary data from four tropical Ascension Island, five temperate New Zealand and six Antarctic McMurdo Sound species. The slopes and intercepts of these three assemblages fitted within the overall pattern for previously measured assemblages from high temperature tolerance in tropical fauna and a shallow slope, to low temperature tolerance and a steep slope in Antarctic fauna. Despite the tropical oceanic Ascension Island being subject to upwelling events, the fit of the intercept and slope within the overall assemblage pattern suggests that the upwelling is sufficiently predictable for the fauna to have evolved the plasticity to respond. This contrasts with previously analysed species from the Peruvian upwelling region, which had a steeper slope than other temperate fauna. The speed and capacity of faunal assemblages to acclimatize their physiology is likely to determine the shape of the rates of warming relationship, and will be a key mechanism underpinning vulnerability to climate warming.last_img read more

Ain’t It Good to Know! Beautiful Star Jessie Mueller Is Broadway.com’s New Video Blogger

first_img Anika Larsen Jarrod Spector Beautiful follows the life of singer-songwriter Carole King from the days she was a Brooklyn teen (named Carol Klein) looking for a break in the record business to her years as a pop songwriter at the Brill Building to her chart-topping solo caree. In addition to Mueller, Beautiful features Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil, Jeb Brown as Don Kirshner and Liz Larsen as Genie Klein. View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musical View All (4) Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Star Files Mueller received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. She went on to star in Broadway’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood (for which she was nominated for a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award) and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Her additional credits include Lincoln Center’s Carousel, the Public Theater’s Into the Woods and Chicago productions of Meet Me in St. Louis, Baby and She Loves Me. Jessie Mueller Jake Epstein Feel your heart start to “trem-b-ling” whenever Jessie Mueller is around? Us too! The Beautiful leading lady is set to give audiences a peek behind the scenes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre each week with her new Broadway.com video blog, Natural Woman: Backstage at Beautiful with Jessie Mueller. The new vlog begins on January 16 and runs every Thursday for eight weeks. Related Showslast_img read more

3 ‘pushers’ fall in drug bust

first_imgThey were detained in the custodial facility of the Victorias City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BACOLOD City – Three suspected drug pushers were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 6, Victorias City, Negros Occidental. Six sachets of suspected shabu weighing about two grams valued at around P20,000 were seized from  32-year-old Ardy Demo, 22-year-old Hardy Setillore and 31-year-old  John Cristal – all residents of Victorias City, a police report showed.The suspects were nabbed after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P300 around 5 p.m. on April 30, it added.last_img