Police have arrested a man for multiple sexual assaults in Fort Pierce over the last four years.29-year-old Kano Roen Demetrius Brown was arrested on Thursday in the 1900 block of S. 26th Street in Fort Pierce and has been charged with sexual battery, aggravated battery, and kidnapping charges.St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara called the details of the crimes “chilling.”Sheriff Mascara said that Brown is accused of multiple violent attacks on women dating back to 2016. The crimes occurred in 2016, 2019, and last month.“Every one of these victims experienced violence at the hands of this animal,” Sheriff Mascara said.Investigators were able to link Brown’s DNA to all three sexual assaults.Brown was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail, and is being held without bond.The sheriff’s office is urging anyone who may have been victimized by Brown to call 772-462-3230, or the Fort Pierce Police Department at 772-467-6800.WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE:
Linking extreme interannual changes in prey availability to foraging behaviour and breeding investment in a marine predator, the macaroni penguin
Understanding the mechanisms that link prey availability to predator behaviour and population change is central to projecting how a species may respond to future environmental pressures. We documented the behavioural responses and breeding investment of macaroni penguins Eudyptes chrysolophus across five breeding seasons where local prey density changed by five-fold; from very low to highly abundant. When prey availability was low, foraging trips were significantly longer and extended overnight. Birds also foraged farther from the colony, potentially in order to reach more distant foraging grounds and allow for increased search times. These extended foraging trips were also linked to a marked decrease in fledgling weights, most likely associated with reduced rates of provisioning. Furthermore, by comparing our results with previous work on this population, it appears that lowered first-year survival rates associated, at least partially, with fledging masses were also evident for this cohort. This study integrates a unique set of prey density, predator behaviour and predator breeding investment data to highlight a possible behavioural mechanism linking perturbations in prey availability to population demography.