Massimo Moratti, former president of Inter, spoke on Radio Anch’io Sport of RAI 1 and he did not consider the arrival of Leo Messi to Inter Milan impossible in the next transfer market in which, says the Italian, “strange things will happen” in which Barcelona, the Argentinean and the Lombardy club could be involved. “I think it is not a forbidden dream at all. Maybe it wasn’t before this mishap and I think the owners are trying hard to try and get him to Inter. I do not know if the current situation can make everything change for the better or for the worse, but I think there is the possibility of seeing strange things at the end of the season, “assured the former Interista leader. Leo Messi was already related months ago with a possible departure to Manchester City to play again under Pep Guardiola. Now, Moratti has also placed Inter as a viable option if the Argentine wanted to leave Barcelona. The one from Rosario, current team captain, has already had several disagreements with the current Barcelona directive, whose relationship with the first team is distant. In this possible transfer the name of Lautaro Martínez, striker of the neroazzurro team that interests FC Barcelona, sounded. Moratti put him as one of the possible prices to pay if the Argentine 10 arrived.“We have to see if it does not fit into other more important operations, such as Messi,” leaving the door open for a possible exchange. A few days ago, the Gazzetta dello Sport assured that the former Racing believes in the Inter project and that it would not come out unless Barcelona were to sign him. Now, according to Moratti, the Lombard club could use it to make this transfer cheaper.
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.