This is the first study using geolocators (global location sensing, GLS) to track the movements of a pelagic tropical seabird. We used GLS to describe at-sea distribution and activity patterns of wedge-tailed shearwaters Puffinus pacificus breeding on Aride Island, Seychelles, in the late chick-rearing, non-breeding and pre-breeding periods. During late chick-rearing and pre-breeding periods, shearwaters foraged relatively close to the colony. In the non-breeding period, shearwaters; were found on a west-east gradient along the equator, between 5 degrees N and 10 degrees S. Some of the tracked individuals showed little dispersion, staying as close as 1000 km to Aride Island, while others travelled 3500 km to the Central Indian Ocean Basin. Individual core areas of activity showed little overlap. Overall, wedge-tailed shearwaters showed short-distance movements and exploited relatively unproductive oceanic waters. At-sea distribution largely matched that of yellowfin and skipjack tunas, emphasising the importance of the association with subsurface predators rather than associations with physical oceanographic features that enhance primary productivity. During the non-breeding period, the feeding activity of, shearwaters was mainly concentrated in the daylight period, when tunas also forage. A different behaviour, characterised by a much lower proportion of the night sitting on the sea surface, was recorded in the pre-laying exodus of 1 female to more productive waters, suggesting a different feeding strategy and/or targeting of different prey. Knowledge of the at-sea distribution of wedge-tailed shearwaters allows quantification of the overlap with industrial fisheries, which will be crucial to devise fisheries policies for the Indian Ocean with important implications for the conservation of this species.
a lot of people because of their mother’s stomach, there is no good development, leading to their birth after the encounter of all kinds of difficulties, including cleft lip and palate is one of them. Zhengzhou first people’s hospital was informed that in 2017 the twelfth session of the Zhengzhou international smile charity activities, will be held on ~17 May 11th, concentrated in the hospital. By then, experts from many countries around the world, will be cleft lip and palate surgery for children.
Zhengzhou city hospital responsible person, Zhengzhou international smile charity is by the hospital and a smile tomorrow Charitable Foundation jointly organized, has 11 consecutive times relief activities, a total of 2300 children with cleft lip and palate receive free surgery. This year, the focus of surgery, will organize 50 experts from around the world, for the families of poor children with cleft lip and palate surgery. Before May 10th, families of children with cleft lip and palate can sign up, in May 12th to participate in the preoperative screening, with surgical indications for surgery followed by experts.
Dr. Li Yonglin
of the Institute of plastic surgery director said that due to many causes of cleft lip and palate, generally the father for patients, descendants of the incidence of 3%; female patients, the incidence rate was 14% and the offspring; prenatal diagnosis is difficult. It is better to have plastic surgery in the neonatal period.
for patients with cleft lip and palate, people need to be concerned with the community, in fact, the treatment of cleft lip and palate is very simple, only a simple treatment can restore the face. It is understood that children with cleft lip and palate to y return to society, in addition to surgery, but also the need for voice training, counseling and other multidisciplinary comprehensive treatment.