PetroGazz swept its way through the first elimination round after shutting down PacificTown-Army on Saturday even as Creamline continued to chase the current Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference leader by adding to Motolite’s woes.However, the league’s top two squads needed some mid-game adjustments before walking out of Filoil Flying V Centre with key victories.ADVERTISEMENT The Angels survived a second-set uprising to overcome the Lady Troopers, 25-12, 29-27, 25-15, to enter the second round unscathed.Creamline, meanwhile, bucked a slow start to turn back Motolite, 13-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-23, for its third straight triumph after losing on opening day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTai Bundit returned to coaching Creamline, and it took a while for the Cool Smashers to find their groove. But Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin unloaded 17 points, including key hits late in the fourth, to subdue Motolite.Powered by imports Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson, PetroGazz cruised to the next round with five straight wins without losing a set. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “We really didn’t want to lose the [second] set,” said PetroGazz setter Djanel Cheng, who helped her team rally from 17-22 down in the second and fight off two PacificTown-Army set points.“We just want to improve every game, if the W (win) comes then it’s better,” said PetroGazz coach Arnold Laniog.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Winning more important for record-setting Beermen shooter Von Pessumal Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport
Experimental study on the effect of diet on fatty acid and stable isotope profiles of the squid Lolliguncula brevis
Fatty acid and stable isotope analyses have previously been used to investigate foraging patterns of fish, birds, marine mammals and most recently cephalopod species. To evaluate the application of these methods for dietary studies in squid, it is important to understand the degree to which fatty acid and stable isotope signatures of prey species are reflected in the squids’ tissue. Four groups of Lolliguncula brevis were fed on prey species with distinctly different fatty acid and stable isotope profiles over 30 consecutive days. One group of squid were fed fish for fifteen days, followed by crustaceans for a further fifteen days. A second and third group were fed exclusively on fish or crustaceans for thirty days. And a fourth group was fed on a mixture of fish and crustaceans for thirty days. Analysis of squid tissue showed that, after 10 days of feeding, fatty acid profiles of squid tended to reflect those of their prey. Squid that fed on a single prey type, i.e. fish or crustacean, showed only minor modifications in fatty acid proportions after the initial change and fatty acid profiles were clearly distinguishable between the two feeding groups. Shifts in fatty acid proportions towards respective prey profiles could clearly be observed in squid the diet of which was swapped after 15 days. Clear differences could also be seen in fatty acid profiles of squid feeding on a mixed diet with trends towards either fish or crustacean fatty acid signatures. Stable isotope signatures of squid tissues clearly distinguished between animals feeding on different diets and supported findings from fatty acid analysis, thus indicating both methods to be viable tools in feeding studies on squid species.