Dead ‘Baby’ Shark Found In Southampton

first_imgA deceased, juvenile female great white shark washed up on Cryder Beach in Southampton.The fully intact juvenile — though some may consider it a baby because of its size — was 6.9 feet in length and weighed about 175 pounds. Great whites are born at about four feet long.While unfortunate, of course, the find was beneficial to Greg Metzger, a marine biologist and Southampton High School teacher who founded the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Shark Research and Education Program.“The scientific shark community has very few opportunities to perform necropsies on white sharks as we just don’t get many. Most, in my limited experience, have been very decomposed. This one was almost pristine,” he said, noting the internal organs are in excellent condition so scientists studying them can get “an excellent idea of what a live one may look like. This was a very significant individual for the understanding of white shark’s biology.”Whenever he is alerted to a shark on the beach, he is in touch with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.A pathologist conducted a necropsy. Metzger said as of now there is no indication why it died.His work has focused on this age class of shark for the last five years.“We have confirmed that Long Island is a nursery for white sharks,” Metzger said. “So, these little ones are found in our waters based on our research from mid-April to the end of October.”Parts of the shark are being used for his education program, and Metzger shipped samples to scientists elsewhere for analysis.taylor@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

At least 7 killed in CAR clashes: sources

first_imgAt least four killed in Ethiopia clashes At least 3 killed in Central African Republic clashes At least 16 killed in Tripoli clashescenter_img At least seven people, including a priest, died in clashes between armed groups in Alindao, Central African Republic (CAR), UN and church sources told AFP on Friday.“Four Muslims were killed on Thursday morning” by Christian militia fighters, and “three people died” in a separate attack by the Union for Peace in CAR (UPC), a UN source said.A priest was among those who died in the clashes, and another has been missing since, according to a church source in Bangui.Vladimir Monteiro, spokesperson for the UN peacekeeping mission Minusca, also confirmed the incidents, telling AFP that Christian militiamen known as anti-balaka had killed Muslims and an hour later, “the UPC responded by attacking a camp for displaced people” in Alindao.The church of Alindao and a part of the camp were burnt, he added.“Part of the population fled. Hundreds of displaced people have found shelter at Minusca’s forward operating base” in the region.Long a UPC stronghold, Alindao has witnessed chronic fighting in recent months that has also killed two UN soldiers and a humanitarian aid worker.One of the world’s poorest nations despite a rich supply of diamonds and uranium,the CAR has struggled to recover from a 2013 civil war that erupted when President Francois Bozize, a Christian, was overthrown by mainly Muslim Seleka rebels.Since then, the country of 4.5 million people has been blighted by simmering sectarian violence which has killed thousands.Relatedlast_img read more

League-leading Beermen hold off Bolts

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes San Miguel head coach Leo Austria was pleased with how his team played despite coming off a Christmas break. “The game we’ve shown tonight is the game we want to have,” said Austria whose Beermen are on a two-game win streak. “We want to be consistent and if we’re consistent we get good results, so I’m thankful to the players because they were focused.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliMeralco managed to keep three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo at bay with the big man putting up a pedestrian, by his standards, 11-point, 14-board double-double.It was San Miguel’s perimeter offensive that dealt Meralco the heavy blows with Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot providing the 1-2 punch as they put up 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Beermen. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Serbian coach braces for tough 2017 season Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel ended its 2016 on a high after fending off Meralco, 101-86, to strengthen its hold of the top spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Beermen improved to a league-best 5-1 while the Bolts are at a sorry 2-4 as they absorbed their third straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ 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 FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK Chris Newsome led the Bolts with 16 points and 12 rebounds but turned the ball over 11 times.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View commentslast_img read more