The impact of anthropogenic ocean acidification (OA) on marine ecosystems is a vital concern facing marine scientists and managers of ocean resources. Euthecosomatous pteropods (holoplanktonic gastropods) represent an excellent sentinel for indicating exposure to anthropogenic OA because of the sensitivity of their aragonite shells to the OA conditions less favorable for calcification. However, an integration of observations, experiments and modelling efforts is needed to make accurate predictions of how these organisms will respond to future changes to their environment. Our understanding of the underlying organismal biology and life history is far from complete and must be improved if we are to comprehend fully the responses of these organisms to the multitude of stressors in their environment beyond OA. This review considers the present state of research and understanding of euthecosomatous pteropod biology and ecology of these organisms and considers promising new laboratory methods, advances in instrumentation (such as molecular, trace elements, stable isotopes, palaeobiology alongside autonomous sampling platforms, CT scanning and high-quality video recording) and novel field-based approaches (i.e. studies of upwelling and CO2 vent regions) that may allow us to improve our predictive capacity of their vulnerability and/or resilience. In addition to playing a critical ecological and biogeochemical role, pteropods can offer a significant value as an early-indicator of anthropogenic OA. This role as a sentinel species should be developed further to consolidate their potential use within marine environmental management policy making.
Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Last Friday, Utah softball head coach Amy Hogue announced the promotion of Hannah Flippen to assistant coach of the program.Flippen replaces Maggie Livreri, who spent seven seasons with the Ute’ program and has assumed the head coach position at Boise State.A former softball player at Utah, Flippen still holds program records in runs, hits and batting average for the Utes.She played for the Utes from 2014-2017 and is the first player in program history to become a three-time All-American.Additionally, she is also the only player in history to become a four-time All-Pac-12 honoree.Among her other historic attainments in program history include being the first Ute to be named as Pac-12 softball player of the year in successive seasons and the first player to be the Pac-12 player of the year and the conference’s defensive player of the year in the same season.Flippen graduated in 2017 with a degree in psychology, posting a 3.59 GPA in that discipline.Flippen is also a three-time All-Pac-12 academic team honoree and was the Utes’ first two-time academic All-American.She was the finalist for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the year award after taking a part in a number of social initiatives at Utah.Last summer, Flippen played professionally for the Conroe, Texas-based Scrap Yard Dawgs of the Fast Pitch Softball League.Internationally, she played for the USA Elite Team in 2016 and the national team in 2017.She is currently representing the U.S. at the Softball International Cup at Irvine, Calif. and is batting .750 with three home runs.She has scored nine times and amassed 13 RBI. Tags: Amy Hogue/Hannah Flippen/Maggie Livreri/Scrap Yard Dawgs/Utah Softball July 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Hannah Flippen Promoted To Assistant Utah Softball Coach Written by
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Cody John scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half to help Weber State pull away and beat Northern Colorado 78-64 on Saturday night in a game for sole possession of first place in the Big Sky Conference. Written by Jordan Davis scored 25 points to lead Northern Colorado. Associated Press The Bears led 31-29 at the break. Brekkott Chapman and John each made two 3-pointers to open the second half on a 12-2 run. Northern Colorado pulled to 43-40, but John scored the next four points, Michal Kozak hit a 3-pointer and the Wildcats had a double-digit lead for most of the remainder. Weber State (12-6, 6-1 Big Sky Conference) has won seven of its last eight games. Northern Colorado (11-7, 5-2) has lost two of its last three since starting conference play 4-0. The Bears host Weber State on Feb. 28. Tags: Big Sky/Weber State Wildcats Basketball January 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber St. alone atop Big Sky, beats Northern Colorado 78-64 Jerrick Harding added 16 points for the Wildcats, who had five players in double-figure scoring while shooting 56 percent from the floor.
Game Summary Player Highlights With two outs in the top of the seventh, an error loaded the bases for Milwaukee (6-4). A double scored three runs for Milwaukee to cut into the BYU lead. Wood (2-0) didn’t allow an earned run in 6.2 innings, fanning seven Panthers and allowing no earned runs. The Cougars answered with four runs to lead 11-3 in the bottom half of the inning, sparked by a double down the left-field off the bat of Hale. Cluff, McNew and Hill all picked up RBIs in the frame. Written by Robert Lovell “Jordan was as solid as I’ve ever seen him,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “An M.O. of our team over the years is to have good at-bats one through nine, so it was nice to see our hits so spread out.” The Cougars (9-3) scored three runs in both the third and fourth innings to cushion Wood’s effort. In the third, senior Brock Hale tripled to score sophomore Danny Gelalich and freshman Carson Matthews, then scored from third on a wild pitch. After a second Cougar triple, this time from sophomore Mitch McIntyre, sophomore DJ McNew smacked his first career home run beyond the left-center fence to score a pair in the fourth. A double by sophomore Danny Gelalich brought home senior Noah Hill for another run. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – Senior pitcher Jordan Wood turned in a quality outing at the Cougar bats came alive in BYU baseball’s 11-8 series-opening win Thursday at Larry H. Miller Field. Jordan Wood: W (2-0), 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 7 KBrock Hale: 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBIJackson Cluff: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, RBIDJ McNew: 1-4, HR, R, 3 RBI BYU hosts Milwaukee for a doubleheader on Friday, with starting times at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. MT. The Panthers slugged four doubles and scored four in the eighth to cut BYU’s lead to 11-7. After a quick bottom of the eighth, freshman Reid McLaughlin took over mound duties for the Cougars. He allowed one run before ending the game with a strikeout to strand runners on second and third. BYU scored four runs in the seventh inning and three in both the third and fourthThe Cougars recorded a season-high 15 hitsSix extra-base hits came from five different players, including three doubles, two triples and a home run March 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Big Innings Back Wood’s Solid Start to Beat Milwaukee BYU tacked on another run to go up 7-0 in the fifth when McIntyre’s single up the middle scored sophomore Jackson Cluff who had previously doubled to left-center. Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Jordan Wood
Beau Lund July 13, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/12/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEBoston 8, L.A. Dodgers 1AMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 0Tampa Bay 16, Baltimore 4Minnesota 5, Cleveland 3Texas 9, Houston 8Kansas City 8, Detroit 5L.A. Angels 13, Seattle 0Oakland 5, Chicago White Sox 1NATIONAL LEAGUEChicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3Washington 4, Philadelphia 0Miami 8, N.Y. Mets 4San Francisco 10, Milwaukee 7, 10 InningsArizona 4, St. Louis 2Colorado 3, Cincinnati 2Atlanta 5, San Diego 3WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSL.A. Sparks 90, Indiana 84Atlanta 60, Minnesota 53Connecticut 79, Phoenix 64Chicago 99, N.Y. Liberty 83Seattle 95, Dallas 81MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew England 2, D.C. United 2Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
August 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Simone Biles lands history-making double-double beam dismount Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailsimonkr/iStock(KANSAS CITY) — Simone Biles made history this weekend, becoming the first gymnast to ever attempt, and land, a so-called “double-double” dismount on the balance beam at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.The four-time Olympic gold medalist’s remarkable double-double maneuver involved a double twist and double somersault as she dismounted from the beam.The 22-year-old was all smiles as she landed her history-making feat.Had to do a double-double take @Simone_Biles is the first person in HISTORY to perform a double-double dismount on beam #USGymChamps pic.twitter.com/c5h7GkC3p2— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 10, 2019“I’m really happy with the beam dismount and how it’s come along, because if you had asked me after [U.S. Classic] if I was going to complete it, I would’ve said no,” Biles told Team USA at the competition. “I feel like in those short two weeks we did a lot of work on a couple of the events, so I’m pretty excited with how it turned out.”If she successfully completes the feat at an international meet, or at the 2020 Olympics next year, the skill will be named after her.Biles also became the first female gymnast to attempt a triple-double (two flips and three twists) during her floor routine at the competition, however, she fell forward as she landed.This year’s U.S. Gymnastics Championships has courted controversy in the wake of a massive sexual abuse scandal that has come to light in the past year and a half involving the disgraced, and now imprisoned, sports doctor Larry Nassar.Biles, and hundreds of other gymnasts, have publicly accused Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics national team doctor, of sexual abuse.“It’s hard coming here for an organization and having had them fail us so many times,” Biles told reporters in the Sprint Center arena in Kansas City, Missouri, late last week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-This season, Weber State football will feature two new video scoreboards at Stewart Stadium.At the south end, there is a 2,000-square foot video scoreboard along with a new video board at the north end.The south end LED display is 36 x 54 and its north end counterpart is 17 x 30 and each feature 10-millimeter line spacing. This brings in clarity and contrast with wide-angle visibility to fans wherever they are at Stewart Stadium.This same technology will be employed at the Dee Events Center in time for this upcoming basketball season for the Wildcats. Written by Tags: Dee Events Center/Stewart Stadium/Weber State Scoreboards September 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State With Two New Scoreboards At Stewart Stadium Brad James
Brad James Tags: Allie Bridges/Anna Fukushima/Giselle Bodeen/Juab/Judge Memorial/Katie Larsen/Manti/Nicole Nelson/Rowland Hall FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls Soccer2-A State SemifinalsDRAPER, Utah-Anna Fukushima and Giselle Bodeen each scored as the Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s Winged Lions blanked Millard 2-0 Thursday in the 2-A state girls soccer semifinals at Juan Diego Catholic High School. The Winged Lions next meet the Real Salt Lake Academy Griffins Saturday at 11:00 am for the 2-A state girls championship match at Rio Tinto Stadium.3-A State SemifinalsDRAPER, Utah-Nicole Nelson netted a pair of goals and the Manti Templars blanked Juab 3-0 in the 3-A state girls soccer semifinals at Juan Diego Catholic High School Thursday. Allie Bridges also found the net and Katie Larsen earned the shutout for the Templars in the win. Manti next faces Judge Memorial, a 3-1 winner over Morgan Thursday, in Saturday’s 3-A state girls champi0nship match at Rio Tinto Stadium for a 1:30 pm kickoff.VolleyballRegion 18KANAB, Utah-Kanab bested Enterprise 3-1 Thursday in Region 18 volleyball action. Kanab stymied Enterprise 25-16, 12-25, 27-25 and 25-21 to get the victory to conclude the regular season.Non-RegionGUNNISON, Utah-The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs outlasted Wasatch Academy 3-2 in non-region volleyball action Thursday. The Bulldogs got past the Tigers 18-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17 and 15-7 in the clincher for the win. October 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/24 Written by
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailsharpshutter/iStock(SAN BERNADINO, Calif.) — The high school wrestling career of a teenager in California who was set to be captain of his team is now in jeopardy after somebody stole his prosthetic legs.Brett Winters, a senior at Pacific High School in San Benardino, California, is a double amputee after being born without tibia bones in his legs. When Brett was a baby his mother was given a choice: her son could either spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair or have his legs cut off.“So, I was amputated at 8-and-a-half months old and I got my first set of legs at 10-and-a-half months old,” Brett Winters told ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC.Prosthetic technology has evolved in the years since Brett’s legs were amputated and he has several pairs for different activities such as walking, running, playing football and wrestling.But just this past week, the legs he uses for wrestling suddenly vanished from a gym closet.Brett has continued practicing without his wrestling legs since they went missing but he says he is in a lot of pain without them.“Right now, practicing? It hurts to even practice,” Winters said.One of his legs have turned up since they both went missing and the San Bernardino School District has offered to replace Winters’ prosthetics but the process to fit him with new legs is long and they can’t just be replaced quickly. The replacement legs might not be ready for him until the wrestling season – and his high school career — is over.“Bummed out,” Winters said matter-of-factly when asked how he feels about the whole situation by KABC. “I was planning on going to CIF this year again or possible state championships and winning it all, but I can’t because my wrestling legs are gone … Out of all my sports that I did at Pacific High School, this was the one sport that I could actually do and this was the one sport that I was able to do very well.”Brett was ready to be team captain this year but, unless his other leg is found or recovered, he will have to miss out on the season and hope his new legs arrive quickly.“I don’t know if I am wrestling at all this year,” said Winters.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 24, 2019 /Sports News – National High school wrestling captain’s career in doubt after prosthetic legs stolen from gym Beau Lund Written by
Beau Lund January 16, 2020 /Sports News – National Mets manager Carlos Beltran resigns in wake of Astros sign-stealing scandal Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — Mets manager Carlos Beltran resigned on Thursday after being implicated in a sign-stealing scandal that’s left three teams without managers just weeks before Spring Training.The 42-year-old is the latest member of the 2017 Houston Astros to lose his job after Major League Baseball revealed the team’s staff used video monitoring to steal signs from the Los Angeles Dodgers during the World series.In a statement, Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon and Executive Vice President and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said they met with Beltran Wednesday night and agreed to “mutually part ways.”“It became clear to all parties that it was not in anyone’s best interest for Carlos to move forward as manager,” they said.Beltran, hired by the Mets in November, said in a statement he couldn’t let himself be a distraction for the team.“I’m grateful to them for giving me the opportunity, but we agreed this decision is in the best interest of the team,” he said.Van Wagenen said the Mets are currently looking at both internal and external candidates for the team’s next manager. No timetable was given as to when the position should be filled.MLB revealed on Monday that the Astros used cameras to decode the signals used between pitchers and catchers and used that footage to win the 2017 championship. Astros coaches and players then developed their own system, involving smartwatches and banging on a trash can, to alert batters to upcoming pitches.Beltran worked with bench coach Alex Cora on ways to improve the sign stealing, according to the report.A November 2019 article in The Athletic about the Astros’ sign-stealing sparked MLB’s investigation, which looked at the team’s operations between 2016 and this week.Wilpon and Van Wagenen said they were unaware of the sign-stealing accusations and Beltran’s involvement until that article was published, and they deferred to MLB to look into the allegations.“We wanted to steer clear and wanted the commissioner to do their investigation without any interference with us,” Wilpon said in a conference call Thursday.MLB fined the Astros $5 million, the maximum allowed under current league rules, and forced the team to forfeit first- and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts. After the report was released, the Astros fired general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch.The Boston Red Sox fired Cora as their manager on Tuesday. He’s been accused of using similar sign-stealing tactics as manager of the Red Sox during the team’s 2018 championship run.MLB implicated no other players from the 2017 Astros team and issued no other punishments in its report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.