Fossil members of the diatom genus Proboscia

first_imgFive fossil species of Rhizosolenia are known only from the distal parts of the valve. The resemblance of these tubular structures to the proboscis of the modern genus Proboscia Sundström, together with the possession of spinulae and a longitudinal slit, suggests that these species should be transferred to Proboscia. The five new combinations made are P. cretacea (Cretaceous to Paleocene), P. interposita (Oligocene), P. praebarboi (Miocene), P. barboi (Miocene to Quaternary), and P. curvirostris (Quaternary). Records of “Rhizosolenia alata” from the fossil record appear to be erroneous. On the basis of these and modern species, the description of the genus is augmented.last_img read more


first_img84, passed away peacefully at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, on April 8, 2018. Sanford, originally from Bayonne, is survived by his wife Joan, daughter Suzanne Ellis, grandchildren Dylan and Jennifer, great-grandson Erick and his sister Sally Mason. He was predeceased by his son, James and his brother Dr. Aaron. For 65 years, Sanford worked as a lithographer and was the proprietor of Ace Printing Center in Bayonne originally owned by the late Harry Benjamin. Funeral arrangements by GUTTERMAN BROTHERS, FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 463 Monmouth St., Jersey City.last_img read more

Truth Comes Out on UNC Toxin Levels being Released by Coal Plant

first_imgStudy reveals University of North Carolina coal plant releases dangerous toxins well above Clean Air Act limits An analysis released by the Center for Biological Diversity has revealed that the permit for the University of North Carolina’s coal-fired power plant allows four to six times the limits of dangerous nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide pollution found to be safe under the Clean Air Act. In 2010, former Chancellor Holden Thorpe committed to closing the plant and abandoning the use of coal by 2020. After a change in administration in 2017, UNC changed course, announcing it would not close the coal-fired power plant. Models indicate that nearly the entire campus, including outdoor athletic facilities, and numerous residential neighborhoods in Chapel Hill, are at risk from the toxins. UNC-Chapel Hill operates the last coal-fired power plant at a university in the state of North Carolina. University officials claim the plant currently operates more than 15 times lower than their permit limit and said that by the end of 2019 the university will convert the plant to 50 percent natural gas.last_img read more

Ellsworth baseball team beats Hermon, Old Town to move into 1st place

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Biocenter_img Latest Posts OLD TOWN — The Ellsworth baseball team needed a remarkable road stretch to close in on Class B North’s No. 1 seed. After winning the first two of those road games, the Eagles won’t have to worry about playing another in the playoffs.Ellsworth improved to 13-1 on the season with road victories Thursday evening against Hermon and Monday afternoon against Old Town. Those results gave the Eagles a lead of more than 20 Heal points in the Northern Maine standings, enough to take the team within touching distance of the region’s top spot for the second consecutive year.“It’s always tough when you play good teams on the road, but at this time of year, all of us are ready for this,” senior Matt Burnett said. “As seniors, we’ve been practicing and doing this for four years now. We know this is the time you have to get going.”Against Hermon on Thursday, Ellsworth jumped out to an early lead with four first-inning runs in a battle of the region’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams, respectively. With strong pitching from Conner Wagstaff and a few insurance runs in the final three innings, the Eagles earned a 7-1 victory and took over first place in Class B North from the previously undefeated Hawks.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWagstaff struck out 10 batters and walked just three in 6 2/3 innings of work to earn his fourth win of the season. The senior ace helped his cause with two singles at the plate, and the Eagles also received three hits from Tyler Mitchell and one apiece from Burnett, Hunter Curtis and Devin Grindle in the win.Whereas Ellsworth had used a batch of early runs to take the lead against Hermon, the Eagles didn’t register a single hit in the first four innings against Old Town’s sharp pitching. Yet with Burnett throwing a gem of his own to keep the game scoreless, Ellsworth was still in position to seize control if it could get a rally going.“Their pitching was really good today,” Ellsworth head coach Dan Curtis said of Old Town after his team’s Memorial Day win. “That happens to you from time to time, and you just have to stick with it and wait for a breakthrough.”That breakthrough came in the fifth as a leadoff double from Hunter Curtis and bunt single from Wagstaff gave the Eagles runners on the corners with no outs. The ensuing rally saw Ellsworth plate three runs in the inning, and the visitors added two more in the sixth as Burnett kept Old Town scoreless the rest of the way to cement a 5-0 victory.Burnett finished the game with 11 strikeouts and no walks to improve to 6-0 on the season. He held Old Town hitless through 5 2/3 innings and conceded just two hits overall.Although Burnett, last year’s Penobscot Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, has been one of the conference’s best once again this season, he’s felt his split-seam fastball has been lacking at times. That wasn’t the case Monday, though, as his success with the splitter baffled Old Town batters all afternoon long.“Last year, it was my most effective pitch,” Burnett said. “I think I got it for strike two four times today, so I knew I was comfortable with it.”Hunter Curtis led Ellsworth with three hits at the plate and scored two of the Eagles’ five runs. Riley Grindle added two hits for the Eagles as Burnett, Mitchell and Wagstaff had one each.Ellsworth is scheduled to face Mount Desert Island (8-7) at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 29, in Bar Harbor. The Eagles beat the Trojans 8-1 when the two teams met earlier this month at Ellsworth High School.Although the MDI game was originally scheduled to be Ellsworth’s last of the regular season, that changed Tuesday when poor field conditions forced the postponement of the Eagles’ road contest against Washington Academy (6-8). The Eagles will face the Raiders at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 30.Regardless of Ellsworth’s results against MDI and Washington Academy, the Eagles will open their Class B North playoff slate with a home game in the quarterfinals. Should they advance, they would play their semifinal game at home as the No. 1 or No. 2 seed.“We’re lucky to have guys who live for these big games,” Dan Curtis said. “When the pressure’s on, they rear up and play even better. … We know our guys are going to be up for that challenge.”Update: This story has been amended to include the time of Ellsworth’s road game Thursday against Washington Academy. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more