He had this to say, exclusively to Tipp FM: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/tipperary-county-secretary-tim-floyd-explains-why-the-venue-has-been-changed-back-to-semple-stadiumMeanwhile, Tipp selector Tommy Twomey says today’s Round 2 game will be a big challenge given the strength of the Limerick side. The Premier County will take on their Munster rivals today and the Tipp selector says both sides know each other well and the game will be won on very fine margins: http://https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/tommy-twomey-talks-to-tipp-fm-sport-about-the-strength-of-league-opponents-limerickMeanwhile, Limerick manager John Brudair says Tipp will be an extremely tough team to beat: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/limerick-manager-john-brudair-on-tippThrow-in today at Semple Stadium is at 2 o’clock.And Tipp FM will bring you full live coverage in association with O Connell’s Centra Templemore. The game was re-fixed for Templetuohy after the Thurles grounds were deemed unplayable on Thursday night. But following a pitch inspection yesterday afternoon, Semple Stadium was passed to hold the Round 2 game.County Secetary Tim Floyd spoke to Tipp FM Sport about the decision to switch the venue back to Thurles after preparations were made in Templetuohy.
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.