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This site has several amazing photographs of koi by Jesse Rockwell as she discover a "secret subterranean aquarium. 
 

If you are into gaming, or have friends or family who game, you will want the Xbox game Grounded.  It has a koi pond of which ant sized players need to explore and defend!
 
Grounded is a first and third-person cooperative survival game by Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios. It was first revealed at X019 in London and entered early access on July 28th, 2020.
 

In a recent study, an international team of researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province, China. By comparing the body-length distributions and species-composition ratios of the bones with findings from East Asian sites with present aquaculture, the researchers provide evidence of managed carp aquaculture at Jiahu dating back to 6200-5700 BC.
 
Carp aquaculture in Neolithic China dating back 8,000 years -- ScienceDaily

I am slipping this article on my husband's desk. I need a Hori Hori knife!
 
The tool kit of Japanese master gardeners is the object of envy. Luckily for amateurs, beautifully made and durable Japanese garden tools are within easy reach. Here’s a collection of our favorites.
 
https://www.gardenista.com/posts/tools-of-the-trade-japanese-gardening-t...

Apparently the author has never been to a koi show!
 
A city in China has been crowning the Miss Universe of the goldfish for the past four years. 
 
https://www.goldthread2.com/culture/wonderful-and-wacky-world-goldfish-b...

Do we need a cappuccino whisk as part of our first aid kits for our Koi?
 
‘It was in the water and it was a warm day and obviously the oxygen had dropped very low and the fish was suddenly floating on the surface,’ Phillip recalled.
 
https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/17/phillip-schofield-brought-daughters-goldf...

Common carp were part of this study that looked at the dynamics of scales and drag for airlines.  Scale design may provide significant saving in fuel for planes. 
 
The team's findings have been published in Nature: Scientific Reports: "Transition delay using biomimetic fish scale arrays," and in the Journal of Experimental Biology: "Streak formation in flow over biomimetic fish scale arrays."
Reducing drag means faster aircraft speeds and less fuel consumption—an important area of study for aerodynamicists...
 

This beautiful koi named Dragon Gate, has survived two attacks by otters and has the scars to prove it.  Thanks to Bloedel Conservatory, Dragon Gate is safe in its new home. 
 
Vancouver’s oldest koi, which survived a pair of otter onslaughts at the Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden has been moved and is adapting “swimmingly” to his newly-renovated home.
 
https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/10/08/koi-otter-relocated-bloedel-cons...

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