Small boat lands big marlin

first_imgPORT ANTONIO: The local canoe tournament, the highlight for local residents in the Port Antonio Blue Marlin tournament, lived up to its expectations on Wednesday with the landing of a Blue Marlin by Caiphas McLeggon, captain of the boat Conqueror. McLeggon, who is from the neighbouring parish of St Mary, said that it took him 25 gruelling minutes to conquer the 136lb blue marlin and bring it safely on board. “It was a tough fight,” commented McLeggon. “When I felt the bite, I knew it was a marlin and it was probably a big one. We were just off the coast of St Margaret’s Bay when the fish grabbed my line, but I was prepared for the fight. It is not my first marlin, as about four years ago I landed a 520lb marlin. Three of us were onboard, and my colleagues assisted me with getting the fish into the boat, ” he added. Forty-five canoes participated in the one-day tournament, which saw the winning team capturing a trophy and a cash prize. The Port Antonio Blue Marlin tournament resumed yesterday with its fleet of 26 boats. So far, 13 marlins have been tagged and released in four days of competition. The tournament concludes today with a prize-giving ceremony, along with a grand farewell party this evening at the Old Marina in Port Antonio.last_img read more

Video How AntMan ants got this Cheerio home

first_imgWhen out of their nest, workers of the longhorn crazy ant (Paratrechina longicornis) band together toward a common goal: to bring food back to the nest. But even when a few of these long-legged, silver-haired ants (of Ant-Man fame) team up to carry a large item—such as a wasp—they often lose their way home. That’s where a wandering ant comes in, according to a study published online today in Nature Communications. This wanderer from the same nest joins the group to steer it in the right direction—it pulls and others comply (as seen in the video above of ants carrying a Cheerio). But the new recruit eventually forgets the way home as well; perhaps the size and smell of the food impede navigation. That’s when another free-roaming ant comes to the band’s rescue and leads it toward the nest. Over time—and a handful of wandering ants—the group finds its way home.(Video credit: O. Feinerman et. al, Nature Communications, 2015)last_img read more