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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...
 

Another story on fishless fish food. 
 
After six years of research, a team of scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz has developed a cost-effective new aquaculture feed that eliminates conventional fish meal and fish oil ingredients while also providing better fish weight gain and higher nutritional value in the filet for humans. The new fish-free feed is the first to demonstrate across-the-board gains in sustainability, performance, economic viability, and human health.
 

Insects are now in dog food, is it in your koi food now?
This past Tuesday (June 11), Dutch company Protix opened the world’s largest insect farm in Bergem op Zoom, a small town in the south of the Netherlands.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidebanis/2019/06/14/can-using-insects-as...

Fish fins aren’t just for swimming. They’re feelers, too. The fins of round gobies can detect textures with a sensitivity similar to that of the pads on monkeys’ fingers, researchers report November 3 in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
 
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/goby-fish-fins-sensitive-feel-touch-...

A new trend of replacing fish in fish feed, to substituting insects. 
 
French insect farming startup insect is building the world’s largest insect farm in Amiens, north of Paris. Set to open in fall 2022, per TechCrunch, the facility will focus on raising mealworm beetles — specifically their larvae— for commercial uses, including fertilizer and as food for pets and aquaculture.
https://www.freethink.com/articles/insect-farming

Dame Judi Dench, a fish and pet lover!  Wonderful story with a happy ending. (picture credit: Judi Dench| CREDIT: ANDREAS RENTZ/GETTY)
 
“I gave it the kiss of life. It died when it was a very, very little goldfish,” she added [Judi Dench], noting that fortunately not only did the fish end up surviving, but that it also grew to be “about six inches long.”
 
https://people.com/pets/judi-dench-gave-goldfish-mouth-to-mouth-resuscit...

An important article on Australian invasive carp and plans to kill by KHV.
 
International researchers and local experts describe the federal government's plan to release Kopi Herpesvirus into the Murray-Darling Basin as "madness", saying the science is still out on its safety and effectiveness.
Researchers say plans to release a virus to reduce numbers of invasive Common Carp in Australian waterways should be abandoned. 

Very, very interesting. included is Ted Talk by the article's author.
 
Every day, corporations like Facebook, Amazon and Google learn more and more about human behavior by collecting incredible volumes of data — what’s called Big Data — on our social behavior. They use it to learn things like how our behavior is influenced by the behavior of other individuals in our social network.
But what if we could do the same thing with animals in nature?

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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