Stock market crash? I’d buy this cheap overlooked FTSE 100 share today

first_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended RELX. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! FTSE 100 stocks are filling the news these days. The stories are all about companies like Rolls-Royce and International Consolidated Airlines, which have been punished severely by the stock market crash. But I think there are some buys that could well be overlooked by investors focused on the headlines.I see RELX (LSE: REL) as one of them. Formerly known as Reed Elsevier, the firm is active in medical, legal, and business publishing and information services. The company’s exhibitions business has suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. And the result of that is a 14% fall in the RELX share price since the start of 2020.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…By contrast, the FTSE 100 is down 24%, so RELX has done relatively better. But I still think the fall is overdone. As my Motley Fool colleague Andy Ross has pointed out, exhibitions only account for around 16% of the company’s revenue.The year’s progressIn a nine-month update Thursday, RELX said its Scientific, Technical & Medical (STM), Risk & Business Analytics, and Legal businesses “have continued to see a gradual improvement in underlying revenue growth rates since the end of the first half“. Those three divisions accounted for 84% of revenue and 87% of adjusted operating profit in 2019. With so many organisations relying on the kind of data and analytics that RELX provides, I see it as having one of the more robust business models in the FTSE 100.So far in 2020, underlying STM revenue is up 2%, Risk & Business Analytics revenue is up 3%, and Legal revenue is up 1%. Exhibitions revenue has fallen by 70%, though the business has experienced some reopening of activity in some countries. It’s still early days, though. And I think the second Covid-19 wave could keep the pressure on for some time yet. But the division is such a relatively small revenue contributor that I don’t see any great threat.Upbeat outlookRELX’s outlook for its three main divisions remains positive. The exhibitions business seems like one that will recover in due course. And while we wait for that, I see nothing that should cause serious damage. There are plenty of FTSE 100 companies I could not say that about.Even at this stage in the stock market crash, analysts still predict a modest 2% rise in earnings for RELX for the current year. That would put the shares on a P/E multiple of a fraction under 21. And that’s a premium rating, with presumably some years of growth built into it. But forecasts for a 2021 EPS rise of 17% would drop that to under 18. And that, I think, is an attractive valuation based on the company’s long-term growth prospects coupled with its resilience.FTSE 100 stabilityRELX pays dividends too. They’re modest with yields of around 2.5%, so not among the FTSE 100’s biggest. But we’re looking at forecast cover of around 1.8 to 1.9 times. And the forecast dividend for 2021 would represent a progressive rise of 35% over five years.I really do think the RELX share price has fallen further than it deserves in 2020. I’d buy for future growth and for progressive dividend income. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 | More on: REL Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Stock market crash? I’d buy this cheap overlooked FTSE 100 share todaycenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Beware the return of Juan Smith

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Perpignan and Toulon at the Olympic Stadium on April 9, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. It may be simple fables, but the persistent stories of French rugby are of brutal contest at training before the ‘survivors’ make up the team at the weekend. This will obviously have moved on and superstars must be protected, but Smith was never one to compromise. Last season Nathan Hines explained to me during an interview for Rugby World that at Clermont, a hyper-competitive team, any players missing hard sessions to lie and rest or receive treatment were mocked relentlessly. Players felt they had to be in the trenches together.Toulon, with its myriad stars, may not be like this, but they too are hyper-competitive. They also have previous with throwing money at an injured player who ended up playing little part. Rocky Elsom anyone? Of course, he was not likely to despair at his dream ending.No stranger to pain: Rory LamontAlso, earlier this summer, former Toulon player Rory Lamont spoke out against coaches making injured players play or good doctors advice being neglected. He did not name Toulon specifically and it would be remiss to suggest that his interview on player welfare suggests Toulon are the neglectful ones, but he did speak of the massive damage one can receive playing in the Top 14 – a league that looks set to be unflinchingly competitive this season – and it is implied that he has been asked to play through pain in “different countries.” Braced for a bit of pain: Juan Smith was an uncompromising player, but if he does make a comeback can he take it?By Alan DymockAS RUGBY becomes more competitive, more sponsor-driven, more about the trophies than the humans involved, there is a chance that some folk could get chewed up and spat out. Folk so in love with the game and so desperate to grace the paddock that they will do anything.At the very bottom rung this can refer to apprentice or academy professionals who have to concede so much just to get a foothold in the game, postponing alternative lives because you don’t get anywhere without sacrifice. This is the way of things and is never likely to change. However, there is also a layer at the top, of players willing to damage themselves to continue.One of very few Toulon appearances: Flanker Rocky ElsomJuan Smith retired from rugby after succumbing to an Achilles injury that had blighted him since 2011. A fierce flanker known not to take prisoners, it was odd to see him concede defeat. Now, though, he is looking set for a return to rugby with vault-emptying specialists Toulon.Rugby is blessed with stories about players coming back against the odds, but the fear is that a team like Toulon will happily snap up a name – a name so in love with the game that he will believe beyond all doubt that he is destined to return – and if it does not pan out, so what?One hopes that Smith does return, without any serious consequences or even the breaking of his spirit, but the odds are against him. What we can say of Toulon is that they lust after familiar names who are in no danger of playing international rugby. Smith wants a return and is willing to travel for it, and for the money it is worth a shot. He is a big, big boy and is capable of making his own decisions. For teams like Toulon, though, they will continue forward apace, regardless of how many acquisitions fall thrugh or how many dreams are hurt.Either way, should he pass a medical and join or not, Juan Smith will be in some form of pain this season.last_img read more

Farmer Confidence at Record Low Level

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmer Confidence at Record Low Level Farmer Confidence at Record Low Level By Gary Truitt – Jan 5, 2016 SHARE Farmer Confidence at Record Low LevelKatie MicikThe latest Progressive Farmer Agricultural Confidence Index reveals the state of American agriculture is extremely  pessimistic. In the latest survey, producers’ overall confidence fell to 92.7 from 99.4 in August and 103.4 a year ago. This is the first time in the history of the survey that the level has been this low, says  Katie Micik, director of the confidence index, “It’s an indication that farmers are facing some hard economic realities.”  Concerns over their current situation dropped significantly over the past year from 113.3 last December to 101.5 in August, then to 92.2 following this year’s harvest. Farmers’ expectations about the future decreased from 98.0 in August to 93.1 now. The value of 100 is considered neutral. Values above 100 indicate optimism, whereas values below signify pessimism. “The majority of our respondents classified their input costs as bad. In the past we have had some but never a majority (53%),” said Micik. She added that producers also characterize their profit prospects as bad.The pessimism is not confined to row crop producers, but also involves livestock producers. “For just the second time in the index’s history, both crop and livestock producers have a pessimistic confidence score, with crop producers at 91.0 and livestock producers at 96.4,” said Micik.” She said, not surprisingly, market price uncertainty has contributed significantly to this pessimism. “Ag economists believe this period of low crop prices could last for two to three years, which has crop producers gloomy about the future,” added Micik. “As for livestock producers, recent volatility in the cattle and hog futures markets has them concerned.” The survey indicated that producers see this downturn in the ag economy lasting for several years.The confidence index, which surveyed 500 crop and livestock producers from November 2 – 25, measures the sentiments of crop and livestock producers on their overall agricultural sector impressions. Since 2010, DTN/The Progressive Farmer has conducted the ACI three times a year – before planting, before harvest and after harvest. Producers also rate current and long-term input prices and net farm income to gauge their attitudes toward the present situation and future expectations.Low crop prices also played a role in regional differences in the recent ACI survey. With the combination of low prices and the high concentration of corn and soybean acreage in the Midwest, producers in that region are the most pessimistic about their overall confidence (85.3), current situation (79.8), and future expectations (89.0). The overall index scores were slightly higher in the Southeast (96.8) and Southwest (98.0). Expectations for the future remain solidly pessimistic for producers in the Southeast (87.2) and Southwest (95.3). Unlike Midwest producers, Southeast and Southwest producers still have optimistic ratings for their current situations at 111.1 and 102.1, respectively. Micik believes this is due to greater diversity in farm type and more regional cash prices. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleDuPont to cut 1,700 jobs ahead of Dow MergerNext articleVillwock Heads for Home Stretch of National President Run Gary Truittlast_img read more

Miguel Marquez from ABC News attacked

first_imgNews February 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Miguel Marquez from ABC News attacked RSF_en Organisation center_img Help by sharing this information Miguel Marquez, a US journalist working for ABC News, was attacked and beaten in Manama’s Pearl Square while talking by phone with his editors. His camera was seized. last_img

Economy ‘Ready to Take Off’ in 2021

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Economy ‘Ready to Take Off’ in 2021 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group expects the U.S. economy to grow 5.3% in 2021, an upgraded forecast from the 4.5% reported last December. The GSE also issued an improved projection for 2022 at 3.6% growth from 3.2%.Fannie’s dense “Economic & Housing Outlook” report indicates that economic output likely flatlined or even pulled back during the last two months of 2020. But Fannie Mae’s experts expect a reversal of recent softness starting in late spring when growth typically accelerates. Thus, Fannie reported a downgrade to negative 2.7% for forecasted GDP growth as it pushes more recovery further into 2021.”Expanding vaccination efforts, the emergence of warmer weather, and the passing of greater than previously expected fiscal stimulus point to an economy ready to take off once COVID-19-related effects begin to subside,” note the report’s authors (Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist; Mark Palim, VP and Deputy Chief Economist; Eric Brescia, Economist; Nick Embrey, Economist; Rebecca Meeker, Financial Economist, and Richard Goyette, Business Analyst).A successful rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine will accelerate recovery, the researchers said.”COVID-19 remains the dominant force altering the path of the economy through the behaviors of people, businesses, and policymakers,” Duncan said in a press release. “Therefore, the best policy for economic recovery is the broad distribution of an effective vaccine, which is underway. The sooner this can be successfully accomplished the sooner growth can accelerate, and our thought is that by mid-year vaccine distribution efforts will be well-established, allowing for a strong second half.”While the ESR group expects home sales to rise 3.8% in 2021, the monthly pace is likely to slow through much of the year.House price appreciation is expected to slow along a similar timeline.Purchase mortgage originations are expected to rise in 2021 to $1.8 trillion from 2020’s projected $1.6 trillion, while refinance origination activity is forecast at $2.2 trillion in 2021, down from the projected all-time high of $2.8 trillion in 2020. With mortgage rates near historic lows, the authors estimate that 67% of outstanding mortgages have at least a half-percentage point incentive to refinance.The report indicates the housing market will “shift down a gear” after driving the initial phase of economic recovery in latter 2020.”While we forecast that housing demand will continue to be strong, based on an improving labor market and favorable demographic factors, we believe the pace of activity will likely slow over time toward its underlying trend,” the researchers said. “We do not expect mortgage rates to decline further, and inventories of homes for sale remain extremely tight.”The full report is available at FannieMae.com. About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Economy ‘Ready to Take Off’ in 2021 2021-01-18 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: California Housing Market Ends 2020 on a High Note Next: Tracking Homeowners’ Desire to Relocate Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 18, 2021 1,271 Views Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

A number of streets closed due to Strabane security alert

first_img A number of streets closed due to Strabane security alert Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Previous articleAttempted robbery of elderly woman in Kilmacrennan – arrest madeNext articleDerry Diocesan administrator to replace Cardinal Sean Brady News Highland Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – January 18, 2013 center_img Google+ WhatsApp PSNI in Strabane are currently attending security alert at the postal office.It is understood a  suspicious package has been discovered.As a result Castle Street, Castle Place, Market Street, Railway Street, Lower Main Street and John Wesley Street in the town have been closed. Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterestlast_img read more

[Article 226] Writ Petition Not Maintainable Against Judicial Order Passed By High Court: SC [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories[Article 226] Writ Petition Not Maintainable Against Judicial Order Passed By High Court: SC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Sep 2020 4:30 AMShare This – x”Merely assailing the order as an order which is void would not enable a litigant to avoid the consequences which emanate from the order, by instituting a writ petition under Article 226.”The Supreme Court has held that a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution would not be maintainable in order to challenge an order which has been passed by the High Court in the exercise of its judicial powers. In this case, the petitioner had filed a domestic violence complaint before Metropolitan Magistrate, Bengaluru, which was dismissed. The appeal against this order…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has held that a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution would not be maintainable in order to challenge an order which has been passed by the High Court in the exercise of its judicial powers. In this case, the petitioner had filed a domestic violence complaint before Metropolitan Magistrate, Bengaluru, which was dismissed. The appeal against this order was dismissed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Bengaluru. The High Court also dismissed the revision petition filed by the petitioner.  The petitioner assailed this order passed by the High Court by filing a writ petition under Article 226 with a prayer to declare the judgment of the Single Judge ‘ void’. Later, this writ petition was transferred to Apex Court.When the case came up before the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph, the petitioner who appeared in person submitted that the writ petition under Article 226 is maintainable on the ground that the order dated 31 July 2018 of the High Court is void ab initio. Rejecting such a contention, the bench observed:”We are of the view that a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution would not be maintainable in order to challenge an order which has been passed by the High Court in the exercise of its judicial powers. In the present case, the High Court has exercised its revisional jurisdiction. Merely assailing the order as an order which is void would not enable a litigant to avoid the consequences which emanate from the order, by instituting a writ petition under Article 226. A litigant is not without her remedies. An order which has been passed by the High Court can either be assailed in a Letters Patent Appeal (in those cases where the remedy of a Letters Patent Appeal is available in law) or by way of a review (where the remedy of a review is available in a certain class of matters). A remedy is available to a litigant against a judicial order of the High Court passed in revisional proceedings, under Article 136 of the Constitution before this court.”The bench also refused to address the submissions made on merits by the petitioner. The Court, however, left open the rights and remedies available to the petitioner, including by way of a Special Leave Petition under Article 136 of the Constitution to assail the judgment of the Single Judge. The case between the duo had earlier reached the Apex Court when one of the parties had assailed the order of the High Court transferring to itself the appeal pending before the Sessions Court. In the said case, the Supreme Court had observed that to issue an order under the Domestic Violence Act permitting a party to occupy a household, it is necessary that the two parties had lived in a domestic relationship in the household. The court held that there was no reason for the proceedings to be withdrawn from the appellate court to the high court itself. Case name: Neelam Manmohan Attavar vs. Manmohan Attavar (D) Thr LRsCase no.: Transferred Case (Criminal) No 1 of 2020Coram: Justices DY Chandrachud and KM JosephClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

California cold case solved nearly 50 years after strangled girl’s body found

first_imgNewport Beach Police(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — Police in Southern California have arrested a suspect in the decades-old murder of 11-year-old Linda Ann O’Keefe, sources told ABC News on Tuesday.O’Keefe vanished while walking home from school in Newport Beach, California, on July 6, 1973, according to police. Her strangled body was discovered the following day in the Back Bay area, but no suspects were named. A witness told investigators later that she saw Linda standing next to a turquoise van and talking to the driver — a white man in his mid-20s or early 30s.Sources with knowledge of the investigation told ABC News that police arrested a male suspect in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Monday in connection with the young girl’s murder.Officials with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Newport Beach Police Department said they arrested a suspect in connection with a 1973 Newport Beach cold case murder on Tuesday evening, but did not offer any additional details.“As the Orange County District Attorney, I am committed to protecting the community. My office will never forget about cold cases,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to the victim and the victim’s family in this case, having to endure decades without answers.”He said the Colorado Springs Police Department had assisted in the investigation, but he did not elaborate on the department’s role.The Newport Beach Police Department announced a lead in O’Keefe’s case on July 7, 2018, exactly 45 years after her body was found, offering a new sketch of the suspected killer.“But now, 45 yrs later, I have a voice again. And I have something important to say,” the department tweeted, mimicking O’Keefe’s voice. “There is a new lead in my case: a face. A face that comes from DNA that the killer left behind. It’s technology that didn’t exist back in 1973, but it might change everything today.”The department also recreated O’Keefe’s abduction and killing in a Twitter stream last year to help the public “relate to the victim on a personal level,” Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella told ABC News in July. “But now, 45 yrs later, I have a voice again. And I have something important to say. There is a new lead in my case: a face. A face that comes from DNA that the killer left behind. It’s technology that didn’t exist back in 1973, but it might change everything today.” #LindasStory pic.twitter.com/GsZClKFwPj— Newport Beach Police (@NewportBeachPD) July 7, 2018“We started out at 8 a.m. going to school through to the next morning when her body is found. And people who followed along got to have that experience,” Manzella said.The reaction has been “overwhelming positive,” she added, at the time. “Both from people who knew Linda, her classmates, her friends … to people who had never been familiar with her story before.”Authorities have scheduled a press conference to discuss the arrest in Newport Beach on Wednesday morning. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Wisconsin father who allegedly abducted 2-year-old daughter now arrested, but daughter’s whereabouts remain a mystery: Police

first_imgMilwaukee Police(MILWAUKEE) — A Wisconsin father who allegedly abducted her 2-year-old daughter after fatally shooting her mother has been arrested, but the child has not been found, police say.An Amber Alert was issued for 2-year-old Noelani Robinson, who was last seen on Monday.At the time of the alert, she was believed to be with her father, Dariaz Higgins, 34, who police said should be considered armed and dangerous.The search began after Milwaukee police responded Monday afternoon to a shooting they say was carried out by Higgins.“We are asking Mr. Higgins to take her and drop her off some place safe — a family member’s house, a fire station, a hospital,” Thomas Casper, acting captain for the Milwaukee Police Department’s homicide division, said at a news conference Tuesday.Milwaukee PoliceNoelani’s mother, 24-year-old Sierra Robinson, was found lying on a driveway outside an apartment building, police said. She had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.The other woman, a 28-year-old, was also shot multiple times and was hospitalized in unknown condition, Casper said.Higgins was arrested by the Milwaukee Police Department Wednesday afternoon, the department said in a statement.A second individual was also arrested with Higgins for “harboring and aiding a fugitive,” police said. That person’s name has not been released.Authorities said they continue to use all available resources to find Noelani and urged the public to be on the lookout for her.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Comparisons of the biology of the intertidal Subantarctic limpets Nacella concinna and Kerguelenella lateralis

first_imgTwo limpet species occur intertidally on subantarctic South Georgia, the patellid Nacella concinna and the siphonarlid Kerguelenella lateralis. N. concinna is confined to the lower shore close to LWS; K. lateralis occurs in middle shore pools, so their distributions do not overlap. N. concinna has a much narrower thermal niche (−12.9°C to +15.6°C) than K. lateralis (−17.8°C to +31.8°C). Environmental data are presented to show that the upper lethal temperature of N. concinna is low enough to prevent the limpet living higher on the shore. Both limpet species are slow-moving, but K. lateralis shows increasing speed with rising temperature, peaking at 15–20°C. In contrast, N. concinna moves actively down to −1.9°C (when sea water freezes), but there is a steady decrease in speed of locomotion above +2°C. Locomotion ceases at 14°C in N. concinna (c.f. 30°C in K. lateralis). Both species exhibit very low tenacities, but in N. concinna tenacity decreases with increasing shell length. In K. lateralis there is no effect of temperature on tenacity. Both species show a positive allometric relationship between foot area and shell length. N. concinna feeds upon microbial films and microepiflora, but K. lateralis eats colonial diatoms and Enteromorpha bulbosa. Observations on shell middens of the kelp gull Larus dominicanus showed that the gulls did not eat K. lateralis, though they ate great quantities of the less accessible N. concinna. Gulls ate N. concinna as small as 11 mm shell length (within the size range of K. lateralis). Experiments on gulls demonstrated an unwillingness to eat K. lateralis, probably because the siphonariid extrudes a viscid white mucus when the foot is touched.last_img read more