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  • Stitch Contents: Fish Only

  • Floss in used: 3 strands of threads for full stitch, 2strands of threads for back stitch

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Koi: Living Jewels of the Orient

In Japan, breeding koi—a colorful and beautiful member of the carp family—has occupied a position between hobby and art form for more than two centuries. This stunningly illustrated book, compiled by a team of koi experts, shows and tells aquarium enthusiasts virtually everything they need to know about this fascinating activity. Koi are hardy fish, relatively large in size, and the most practical way to keep them is in an outdoor pond. Combining text with illustrations, an important section of the book explains the requirements of a garden pond for koi, showing the filtration system and pointing out how it functions. Most of the book concentrates on koi themselves, focusing on a brief history of koi, advice on buying koi, the fish’s physiology, health care, feeding, breeding koi, showing koi, and joining koi clubs. An 80-page section tells all about koi variations, and features color photos of more than 100 varieties. Illustrated two-page spreads review each variety’s history, and show both their more desirable and less desirable color markings. Here is a beautifully designed and illustrated volume that emphasizes the special satisfactions of keeping and breeding koi. Approximately 450 color photos and illustrations.

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Laguna Goldfish & Koi Floating Food, Medium Pellet - 2.2 Pounds

Laguna Goldfish & Koi Food is advanced quality floating fish food formulated to provide superior nutrition while reducing organic waste. It is recommended for koi and pond goldfish. It is made with only the highest quality ingredients and contains no corn or corn starches. The complete and balanced formulation includes multi-vitamins and stabilized vitamin C, which helps improve disease resistance and the health of fish. The highly palatable diets are always a favorite among pond fish. As a result, less food is required during feeding time, translating into less waste and cleaner, clearer water. Laguna Goldfish & Koi Food is an all-season fish food that will not cloud water and is extremely palatable.

Laguna Fish Foods and Treats are ideal for all types of pond fish and formulated for the seasonal variances in pond temperatures ensuring fish receive the nutrients they need, helping them to live long and healthy lives. Feeding of a high quality fish food is essential for the health and well-being of all pond fish in any backyard pond ecosystem. Laguna’s range of fish food pellets and floating sticks are specially formulated for maximum growth, development and color enhancement for pond fish – specifically Koi and Goldfish.

What size pellet is good for my fish?

You want to ensure that you get the appropriate size pellet for the fish in your pond. Small Pellet food is recommended for fish 1 ½ to 3 inches in length, medium pellets is for fish 2 ½-7 inches in length and the large pellets are suitable for fish 6 inches or longer.

Regardless of the type of pond environment you have, Laguna has the proper food for each and every environment. Choose the formula that fits your pond environment and fish the best.

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All Season Laguna Food is made up of floating pellets that never cloud your water. It is suitable for water temperatures 50 degrees Fahrenheit and above, and is formulated for year round feeding.

Wheat Germ Spirulina Food:

The Laguna Wheat Germ Spirulina is recommended for the spring and fall months where the water temperature is between 47-50 degrees Fahrenheit. The added wheat germ helps provide easy digestion for your fish. This scientifically-formulated diet includes multi-vitamins and stabilized Vitamin C which helps improve disease resistance and the health and longevity of fish.

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Highly nutritional and easy to digest, Laguna Premium Koi and Goldfish Food contains an ideal combination of vitamins and minerals, including stabilized vitamin C, which helps improve disease resistance, allowing fish to enjoy healthy lives. As a result of Laguna’s superior formulation, fish do not require as much food and less waste is produced. The food is packaged in UV-resistant containers to preserve freshness and prevent contamination. The Laguna Premium Collection is available in All Season Sticks, Spirulina and Wheat Germ Sticks, and Color Enhancing Sticks.

Laguna’s All Season Food Sticks are suitable for water temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the Spirulina and Wheat Germ Sticks are recommended for fall and spring months where the water temperature is between 47-50 degrees Fahrenheit. The Color Enhancing Food Sticks are suitable for water temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, are rich in both krill and shrimp and is a natural color enhancing formula.


Besides the standard food to keep your pond fish healthy and happy, Laguna offers both lemon and orange flavored treats that are an extra special treat for your fish. The extruded formula enables the food to be fed to any size fish and it is a great way to hand feed your fish, allowing for close observation. The Laguna Pond Fish Treats are made from the highest quality ingredients and are perfect for all of your pond fish!

All of the Laguna Pond Food is made within the United States and provides the ultimate in nutrition for your pond fish. Fish add color, movement and grace to your water garden. It is important to remember that they are living creatures. Treat them with care and they will repay you with years of enjoyment. By feeding your fish Laguna Pond Food you are helping them enjoy a healthy life.

Besides the standard food to keep your pond fish healthy and happy, Laguna offers both lemon and orange flavored treats that are an extra special treat for your fish. The extruded formula enables the food to be fed to any size fish and it is a great way to hand feed your fish, allowing for close observation. The Laguna Pond Fish Treats are made from the highest quality ingredients and are perfect for all of your pond fish!

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Varies per Temperature

  • Over 50 degrees Fahrenheit: Feed fish all Seasons Food

  • 45-50 Degrees Fahrenheit: Introduce a Wheat Germ food

  • Under 45 Degrees Fahrenheit: Fish require no food

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  • Active fish in warm water require greater amounts of food then sedentary fish in cooler water

  • Select a protein-rich fish food for warm weather feeding, as your pond fish will benefit from the added nutrition

  • As the temperature outdoors grows colder, your Goldfish and Koi’s metabolisms drop and their ability to digest protein decreases

  • Once the temperature of your pond water drops below 50°F, switch both Goldfish and Koi to a low-protein, high-carb fish food.

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News & Notes - Plein Air event; aquarium offers activities; summer grief meetings; YMCA yard sale

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:25 p.m.

Last Modified: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:25 p.m.

Plein Air event May 30-31

WILMINGTON | Artists return to the Burgwin Wright House and Gardens for a Plein Air event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31.

The second annual celebration of art invites the public to observe the artists as they work. A reception and art show 6-9 p.m. Saturday evening is also open to the public, and 30 percent of proceeds from the sale of artwork benefits the preservation of the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens.

For more information, visit www.burgwinwrighthouse.com.

Aquarium offers outdoor activities

KURE BEACH | The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently announced new outdoor activities for the summer.

Canoeing the Salt Marsh: 9 a.m. Saturdays, June 7 through June 28. The three-hour explorations of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe includes canoeing, crabbing, seining or birding. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Closed-toe shoes are appropriate. This activity is for ages 8 and older, and children aged 8-12 must be accompanied by two adults. The fee is $25 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included.

Salt Marsh and Crabbing: 8 a.m. Friday, June 27. The hands-on program introduces participants to the challenge of catching blue crabs. Lessons in crab biology and crabbing equipment prepare participants for an exciting expedition outdoors to catch – and release – crabs. All bait and equipment is provided. This activity is for ages 7 and older. The fee: is $19 for ages 13 and older; $17 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included.

Surf Fishing Workshop: 8 a.m. Tuesdays, June 3 through June 24. The three-hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, followed by surf fishing on a nearby beach. All equipment and bait is provided, and the program takes place rain or shine. This activity is for ages 10 and older. The fee is $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included.

Pre-registration is required for all of the activities. To register or obtain more information, visit www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.

Summer grief meetings set

WILMINGTON | Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life-CareCenter is offering free grief groups for the community.

Grief – An open-ended discussion: Noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 26, July 24, and Aug. 21, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. The drop-in sessions cover a variety of grief topics, methods of healing, coping and reminiscing. No reservations are required for drop-in groups.

Living with grief – Coping with the death of a spouse: 4-6 p.m. Mondays, June 30 through Aug. 4; at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane SE, in Bolivia. The program is designed to provide grief education and support, enabling members to cope with and understand grief. Discussions include the phases of grief and the grieving process, along with other areas of concern for participants. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting 910-796-7991 or Melinda.mckeon@lcfh.org.

For more information, visit www.lcfh.org.

YMCA yard sale

WILMINGTON | The Wilmington Family YMCA holds its second annual community yard sale 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at 2710 Market Street.

Items for sale include books, clothing, collectibles, electronics, exercise equipment, furniture, housewares, movies and more.

Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Giving campaign, which supports programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

For more information, call 910-251-9622 or visit www.wilmingtonfamilyymca.org.

To include your organization’s news, send items to New.Hanover@StarNewsOnline.com. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance of event.

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Koi Fish Tattoo

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Koi: Asagi

Asagi are fully scaled, nonmetallic fish with a lengthy history, yet because they very closely resemble Magoi (the wild black carp). Some enthusiasts view them as unrefined, plain, and not proper koi whatsoever. Absolutely they are a gotten taste, much eliminated from the brilliantly tri colored modern Showa or the showy koi arranged in Hikariutsuri. But their silent sophistication acts as an equivalent to their additional unique pool companions and they additionally have the possibility to increase large.

Asagi have a long, yet simple past. The Asagi Magoi, one of the 3 identified kinds of Magoi, is stated to be the sign of all modern koi types. Concerning 160 years back, 2 mutants koi kinds developed from this proto-koi, specifically the Konjo and the Narumi Asagi. Although critical in the advancement of Matsuba koi, the dark Konjo Asagi were not seen as having any type of worth, and were kept usually for food stock. Nevertheless, Narumi Asagi have actually taken place to become one one-half of an acknowledged evaluating assortment – the various other being their Doitsu counterparts, or Shusui.

The prefix “Narumi” is originated from the community of the same name in the Ichi Prefecture, where an in your area made textile can be located, whose weave pattern was claimed to look like the pattern on the backs of these koi. At this time, Asagi appeared to have actually appeared across Japan, not merely in Niigata and this is when passion in mutant fish led to their being kept back from the meals plant and bred with each other for interest’s sake, long before koi were viewed as an industrial proposition.

Ideally, the back of an Asagi ought to be evenly covered in scales that are dull blue at the area where they enter the skin, yet are a darker blue as they grow out. The sharper the definition between these 2 tones, the even more remarkable the koi will look. Since the scales are so well determined in this assortment, any missing out on or harmed scales will certainly stick out, seriously devaluing an or else great Asagi. The head tinting is an important attribute in Asagi that is hardly ever seen in perfect or near ideal health condition. Preferably, it ought to be a consistent clear white yet much more often handles an unwanted blue or grayish window tint. In youthful examples, the bones of the skull show through, but this effect vanishes as the translucent skin thickens. If there is a great deal of head hi forming a hood design, the fish is called a Menkaburi Asagi.

Asagi hey there, typically, reveals as a corroded red than the intense scarlet related to the Kohaku and various other Go Sanke selections. Generally, it adds from the tummy to the lateral line or slightly past, sometimes also covering the jaw, cheeks, and some or all of the fins. On the pectorals it can be configured like the motoguro of Showa, or else spread out over the entire area of the fins. Wherever hey shows up in this assortment it must be symmetrical. Some Asagi have a more than typical percentage of red pattern, which can extend almost around the dorsal fin. These are referred to as Hey there Asagi. Others – Taki Asagi – have a white line separating the locations of red and blue on the flanks. Both these sub ranges are still arranged in Asagi.

Koi: Asagi

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Koi Spotted In Lake Bomoseen

Fisheries biologists are asking the public to keep an eye out this summer for a non-native fish in Lake Bomoseen.

The biologists are concerned about koi, a type of brightly colored ornamental fish. They are the same species of fish as the carp that have been in Lake Champlain since the 1800s. Koi are domesticated and much smaller, since they are raised in aquariums, but they have the same growth potential as the carp in Lake Champlain. Earlier this month, a Shoreham man shot a 44-pound carp with a compound bow. It’s the heaviest fish caught in the 45-year period that the state has recorded trophy fish catches.  

Last summer a Lake Bomoseen resident found koi swimming near the shoreline.

“Because they are a domesticated fish, they’re not spooky and they don’t run and hide at the first sound or sight of something, like a native fish would in Lake Bomoseen. These fish were just kind of lazily swimming around on the surface near somebody’s dock and they spotted them,” said Shawn Good, a fisheries biologist for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Unfortunately, by the time the fish were reported, they couldn’t be found again.

“When you put koi or any aquarium fish into the wild, it can have negative impacts or consequences on the native fish in that lake system.” – Shawn Good, state fisheries biologist

Good said the koi were most likely released by aquarium owners and it’s something that happens far too often when aquarium or pond owners can no longer maintain the fish, or the fish outgrow their enclosure.

“They think it’s good for both the fish and the environment, but it’s really not the case in both. But when you put koi or any aquarium fish into the wild, it can have negative impacts or consequences on the native fish in that lake system,” Good said.

In addition to crowding out native fish, carp are somewhat destructive. They are bottom feeders and eat snails, clams and insects off the bottom. They’ll also eat the roots and shoots of aquatic plants. And in feeding, they they can root up  and sir up the lake bottom, making the water murky.

Koi are also very hardy fish that can withstand low temperatures and low oxygen environments.  Good said lawn and garden shops sell small outdoor ponds that people put koi in, sometimes only 2 feet deep. “In the wintertime that will freeze, almost to the bottom, leaving only maybe six or eight inches of unfrozen water at the bottom, and those koi will stay there all winter in that little narrow band of unfrozen water in the bottom of those ornamental ponds.”

Good said it’s not the first time that domesticated koi have been found in Vermont waters.

“There’s a number of small ponds, mostly private waters and most of those ponds are connected to state waters through a small stream or something like that, so there have been instances in the past where we’ve seen these things get out and they haven’t really spread yet,” he said. “But it’s something that we’re always aware of and constantly trying to work to educate the public on.”

Lake Bomoseen Association has let its members know to be on the lookout for koi, and has asked people to call the Department of Fish and Wildlife right away if they are seen.

Meanwhile, officials are reminding people to never release unwanted aquarium fish into the wild because there’s always a chance that a population will establish which will always have some negative impact on native fish species.

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Let your pool work as the center of attention of your back

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If you wish to put it in the corner part of the

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area the pond at ground level or a little over it.

Fish Types

Ensure that the fish you put inside are vivid

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swim around everyday can also serve to be therapeutic.

However if you would like to maintain a tiny pond, do not place

big fishes such as the Eastern Koi. They might not

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Think the amount of you really desire an outdoor pool and exactly how

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Think about the climate of your area. Water pools and

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tasks, hanging plants and flowering shrubs will do.

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Ka'ena Volcano: First building block for O'ahu discovered


Boulder, Colo., USA – Researcher John Sinton of the University of Hawai’i along with colleagues from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium and the French National Center for Scientific Research have announced the discovery of an ancient Hawaiian volcano. Now located in a region of shallow bathymetry extending about 100 km WNW from Ka’ena Point at the western tip of O’ahu, this volcano, which they have named Ka’ena, would have risen about 1,000 meters above sea level 3.5 million years ago.

Sinton and colleagues have found compelling evidence beneath the sea that this long-lived volcano was the first to contribute to the formation the island of O’ahu, and that the younger Wai’anae and Ko’olau volcanoes were built on its flanks. Geological observations of the seafloor and studies of volcanic rocks collected from Ka’ena provide evidence for its age and details of its lava chemistry and volcanic evolution. This GSA Bulletin paper was posted online on 2 May 2014.

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Ka’ena Volcano — A precursor volcano of the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i J.M. Sinton et al., University of Hawai’i, 1680 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA. Posted online 2 May 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B30936.1.

Age and provenance of a Paleoproterozoic to Devonian Canadian Cordilleran sequence of metasedimentary rocks, Thor-Odin dome, southeastern British Columbia Y. Kuiper et al., Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1516 Illinois Street, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B31031.1.

The Thor-Odin dome is an area that has been subject to high pressures and temperatures between ~160 and ~50 million years ago as a result of the formation of the Canadian Cordillera. The rocks are now metamorphic rocks, but they were originally sedimentary rocks deposited along the western margin of what is currently the North American continent. They were brought at deeper levels during Cordilleran mountain building and back at the surface through erosion. The sediment was derived from eroded material that contains a mineral zircon. Numerous of these zircon grains per sample were dated by U-Pb radiometric dating, to investigate the age of the original sediments and the source areas of the zircon grains and sediment. The grains have young overgrowths formed during the Cordilleran mountain building event, but older original cores are preserved that allowed us to conduct out study. The oldest units in the Thor-Odin dome are some of the oldest known sedimentary rocks in the Canadian Cordillera after the formation of the current Canadian Shield. The youngest rocks were deposited shortly before the onset of the Cordilleran mountain building. Parts of as many as ~1.4 billion years of sedimentary history are preserved.

The Pinal Schist of southern Arizona: A Paleoproterozoic forearc complex with evidence of spreading ridge-trench interaction at ca. 1.65 Ga and a Proterozoic arc obduction event Arend Meijer, 9870 E. Fire Agate Place, Tucson, Arizona 85749, USA. Published online 18 Apr. 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B31002.1.

Bathymetric map of the seafloor west of O’ahu, Hawai’i, is shown.

(Photo Credit: Sinton et al., GSA Bulletin)

This article by Arend Meijer proposes a new model for the origin of the basement rocks of southern Arizona. In most respects, the model is similar to models for modern-day subduction zones, such as the Cascade subduction zone. However, the model also involves the subduction of an oceanic spreading ridge beneath Arizona 1.65 billion years ago. In this sense, the model is more similar to models for the evolution of the California coast between 10 and 25 million years ago when the East Pacific Rise was subducted beneath California. The advantage of the Arizona terrane over the modern-day subduction terranes is that in Arizona, the internal workings of a subduction zone that experienced a spreading ridge subduction event are exposed at the present-day surface.

Hematite replacement of iron-bearing precursor sediments in the 3.46-b.y.-old Marble Bar Chert, Pilbara craton, Australia B. Rasmussen et al., Dept. of Applied Geology, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia. Published online 15 May 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B31049.1.

The ancient history of atmospheric oxygen is not well understood but is of the utmost importance because its accumulation profoundly transformed our planet. The presence of the iron-oxide mineral, hematite, in the Marble Bar Chert from a NASA-funded drill hole in the Pilbara Craton, Australia, has been cited as evidence for an oxygen-bearing ocean 3.46 billion years ago, however, others argue that isotopic data from hematite in the same drill-hole indicates that the ocean contained no oxygen. Both groups agree that the hematite formed in the ocean or just below the seafloor. Our study shows that hematite in jasper bands from the Marble Bar Chert formed long after deposition. The hematite replaced preexisting iron-bearing minerals during the infiltration of oxygen-bearing fluids, imparting the characteristic red color long after deposition. A secondary origin for hematite invalidates arguments for oxygen in the ocean ~3.46 billion ago and provides a new explanation for the formation of ancient jasper bands. We conclude that misinterpretations about the origin of hematite in ancient cherts could lead to false conclusions about the chemistry of the ocean and atmosphere on the early Earth.

Heat flow data in the Four Corners area suggests Neogene crustal warming resulting from partial-lithosphere replacement in the Colorado Plateau interior, southwest USA M. Reiter, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Emeritus, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico 87801, USA. Published online 2 May 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B30951.1.

Colorado Plateau uplift is of great geologic interest; and heat flow data can provide boundary conditions which need to be met by uplift models. The relative structural continuity of the Plateau interior with respect to the neighboring Southern Rockies and Basin and Range suggests a distinctive Neogene lithosphere evolution. The Four Corners region represents a most unique location in the Colorado Plateau, and perhaps the world, where both low-noise heat flow data, and mineralogical studies relating to pre-Neogene lithosphere temperatures are available. Using a model for heat flow-temperature-depth relations, the mineralogical data allow heat flow and lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary depth (LAB) estimates for about 25 million years ago. With present-day heat flow measurements the present LAB can be approximated. From these calculations the Neogene change in LAB depth (lithosphere thickness) is suggested to be ~ 100 km. The derived Neogene change in near surface heat flow is attributed to non-radioactive heat sources below the crust. The change in lithosphere thickness of ~ 100 km suggests a similar amount of lithosphere replacement may be responsible for the Neogene increase in near surface heat flow. Straightforward models imply partial upper-mantle lithosphere replacement can produce the calculated Neogene heat flow change.

Detrital zircon geochronology of the Grenville/Llano foreland and basal Sauk Sequence in west Texas, USA Christopher J. Spencer et al., Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St. Andrews, North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9AL, UK. Published online 18 Apr. 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B30884.1.

Christopher J. Spencer and colleagues present ages of zircons from approx. 1.1 billion and approx. 520 million-year-old sedimentary units in west Texas. These zircons provide evidence that the approx. 1.1-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks (the Lanoria and Hazel formations) were deposited in a foreland basin of the Grenvillian mountain system that stretches from west Texas to southern Norway. The younger, approx. 520-million-year-old unit (the Van Horn Formation) was deposited near the shoreline of Laurentia as it rifted away from the supercontinent Rodinia. This study revises the age of the Van Horn Formation from the assumed Neoproterozoic Era to the Middle Cambrian Era. This new age further implies the flooding of the western margin of present-day North America during the Cambrian took place 20 million years earlier than previously thought.

Constraining chronology and time-space evolution of Holocene volcanic activity on the Capelo Peninsula (Faial Island, Azores): The paleomagnetic contribution Anita Di Chiara et al., Istituto Nazionale di Geofisicae Vulcanologia Roma, Via Vigna Murata, 605, 00143 Roma, Italy, and Università degli Studi di Bologna, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Viale Berti Pichat, 6/2, 40127, Bologna, Italy. Published online 18 Apr. 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B30933.1.

Faial is one of the nine islands of the Azores Archipelago (central-northern Atlantic Ocean); it is an active volcano where two historical eruptions occurred during A.D. 1672-1673 and in A.D. 1957-1958 (the famous Capelinhos eruption). Both the eruptions took place on the Capelo Peninsula (westernmost sector of the island). This study by Anita Di Chiara and colleagues aims at constraining the age of the older exposed volcanic products, so far loosely dated within last 10,000 years (Holocene). Di Chiara and colleagues used paleomagnetism to correlate scoria cones and lava flows yielded by the same eruption, sampling 31 sites (10 basaltic scoriae, 21 basaltic lava flows). In the investigated products, the team recognizes six prehistoric clusters of volcanic activity, correlating 11 lava sites with 4 scoria cones. Dating was assigned by comparing their data with values expected from European relocated reference curves of the paleosecular variation of the geomagnetic field. Di Chiara and colleagues suggest that the studied volcanic rocks of the Peninsula are younger than previously believed, entirely formed in the last 8,000 years, and the activity intensified over the last 3,000 years. This study confirms paleomagnetism as a powerful tool for unraveling the chronology and characteristics of recent activity at volcanoes where geochronological age constraints are lacking.

Magnetic polarity stratigraphy and palynostratigraphy of the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian boundary interval in eastern North America and the age of the beginning of the Kiaman N.D. Opdyke et al., Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B30953.1.

From the abstract: Magnetic polarity data from the Maritimes Basin in eastern Canada reveal patterns of magnetic reversal through approx. 17 million years of late Mississippian and early Pennsylvanian time. We collected samples from three sections on Cape Breton Island, a fourth that extends a section studied previously, and a fifth from a deep cored well on Prince Edward Island. We compared the polarity data from these sections to previous results from lower parts of the Joggins section of eastern Canada. … Field mapping and magnetic polarity data show closely comparable Mississippian-Pennsylvanian relationships in the Maritimes Basin more than 1500 km northeast of the U.S. sections. … We believe that this polarity boundary is the base of the Kiaman. An early Langsettian position (ca. 318 Ma) for the base-Kiaman superchron is indicated by these new data. In eastern Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the sedimentary rocks just above the unconformity are of reversed polarity. It is clear that the sedimentation in the two areas is affected by the unconformity, and no magnetic or palynological correlation is possible.

U-Pb geochronology of the type Nazas Formation and superjacent strata, northeastern Durango, Mexico: Implications of a Jurassic age for continental-arc magmatism in north-central Mexico T.F. Lawton and R.S. Molina Garza, Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Boulevard Juriquilla No. 3001, Querétaro 76230, México. Published online 2 May; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B30827.1.

U-Pb ages on volcanic ignimbrites and U-Pb detrital ages on associated sandstone in the type Nazas Formation and overlying Upper Jurassic strata in northern Durango, Mexico, demonstrate convincingly that a volcanic arc was present on the continental margin of north-central Mexico in Middle Jurassic time. The magmatism is equivalent in age to similar magmatism in the southwestern US and indicates that the volcanic arc likely continued from the US across northern Mexico. Wind-blown sand that is interbedded in the Middle Jurassic magmatic rocks in southern Arizona and northern Sonora is absent in Durango, despite the presence of abundant red sandstone and shales in Durango. This provides evidence that the rocks in Durango and Sonora were not originally deposited in adjacent settings and subsequently separated by a large-displacement strike-slip fault known as the Mojave-Sonora megashear.

Multiple intrusions and remelting-remobilization events in a magmatic arc: The St. Peter Suite, South Australia N.J. Symington et al., R. Weinberg (corresponding), Monash University School of Geosciences Clayton, Victoria 3800 Australia. Published online 15 May 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B30975.1.

The ring of fire surrounding the Pacific Ocean is made of volcanoes fed from magmas formed deep beneath the continental crust. These magmas intrude the crust and cool to form granitic bodies or they keep rising and are extruded from volcanoes giving rise to magmatic arcs. During this process magmas interact with their surroundings exchanging heat and exchanging mass giving rise to a large variety of rocks, mineral deposits and styles of volcanism. In the coast of South Australia, we have the roots of a 1.6 billion year old magmatic arc where we have documented this heat and mass transfer. This exchange leads to a dynamic setting where younger magmas intrude, disrupt and mix with older magmas, or cause the remelting of solidified older batches. Although widely expected on theoretical grounds and indirect evidence, cannibalization of the magmatic arc itself, through remelting has seldom been documented. We concluded that the continuous influx of new magmas reworking slightly older intrusions explains the large variety of end products that so characterizes the ring of fire and all other magmatic arcs formed across history of Earth.

Origin and evolution of the Bainaimiao arc belt: Implications for crustal growth in the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt S.-H. Zhang et al., Institute of Geomechanics, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, MLR Key Laboratory of Paleomagnetism and Tectonic Reconstruction, Beijing 100081, China. Published online 15 May 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B31042.1.

Recent results show that evolution of the huge Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB) can be explained in terms of southwest Pacific-style accretion of arcs and microcontinents. As a most important Early Paleozoic arc system south to the Solonker suture zone, origin and evolution of the Bainaimiao arc belt are still not well constrained. New geochronological and geochemical results on magmatic rocks indicate that the Bainaimiao arc was active from 0.52 to 0.42 billion years ago and can extend to east Siping in NE China. Zircon U-Pb geochronological results of metasedimentary rocks in the Bainaimiao arc belt indicate that they are Early Paleozoic in age, not Precambrian as previously regarded. Detrital zircon analysis of metasedimentary rocks and Sr-Nd-Hf geochemical results of magmatic rocks indicate that the Bainaimiao arc was built upon a Precambrian microcontinent with tectonic affinity to the Tarim or Yangtze cratons. The arc was separated by a wide ocean from the northern NCC during Cambrian-Ordovician period. Successive northward subduction resulted in contraction of the ocean and final accretion of the Bainaimiao arc to the northern NCC during Late Silurian-earliest Devonian by arc-continent collision. Arc-continent collision could be an important mechanism for continental crustal growth and formation of huge CAOB.

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Sandra Bullock and Louis enjoy a relaxed family Sunday at the aquarium

Justin Enriquez

05:55 GMT, 19 May 2014


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I Really Need a Fish in My Life

It was the way he said it that hit me. We were watching the white and orange and red koi fish surfacing, opening their large concentric mouths. They dipped back under the brown water and bumped scales, before gliding away to suck algae on concrete walls. They were 20-year-old fish, longer and wider than my forearm.

We had stepped away from the extended family, the flourishes of waitstaff and our dinners. My son laid his head on the pillow of his arm, which rested on the wood railing of the bridge where we stood. Neither of us felt communicative. We watched fish as if we were watching a baseball game on TV. The movement lulled us into a stillness that hasn’t been possible in the urgent commotion of our home where the boy’s newborn sister has wailed.

He said it while watching the colors of the fish mingle in the brown pond water. He said it at first without lifting his head from the railing on the bridge.

“I really need a fish in my life.”

White and orange and red surfaced and disappeared.

“Daddy,” he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. “I really need a fish in my life.” He squinted his eyes, the wrinkles in his sun-kissed face pressed for an appeal.

I didn’t think about how we were standing on a little wooden bridge at the time, but I was thinking about his season of transition — the move from crib to full bed, the combined baby/toddler class at the Little Gym he was too big for and the piss-warm, over-chlorinated pool water he choked on while trying to keep up at the Y during swim lessons.

His mother and I have talked to him about using the potty, but haven’t followed through. We’ve all been tired, and I knew that he wasn’t really asking me for a fish. So I complied and punctuated my “OK, buddy” with a few pats on the head. The way my father might have done. The way fathers and sons can speak to each other when they’re too tired to talk.

This essay first appeared in Weston Magazine.

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Newport Aquarium celebrates 15th anniversary

The Newport Aquarium celebrated its 15-year anniversary Thursday.

The celebration brought in politicians and business leaders from the Tri-State.

The praise from Gov. Steve Beshear, Judge Executive Steve Pendery and Mayor Jerry Peluso, as well as Senator Katie Stine’s senate resolution, applauded the aquarium for spearheading the revitalization of the Newport riverfront and developing it into one of the premiere Midwest destinations.

Officials said over the past 15 years, Newport Aquarium has seen more than 10 million guests enter its doors, 6.5 million of which were from outside the Greater Cincinnati region, and those guests pumped $500 million into the local economy.

The aquarium announced Thursday to help commemorate its 15-year anniversary it will place a time capsule on exhibit in August. Facebook fans of Newport Aquarium will have opportunities throughout the summer to send in their photos and give suggestions on the time capsule’s contents before it goes on display for the next 10 years.

Starting in June, high school students from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will collaborate with Artworks Cincinnati on a summer-long project to design and produce a mural along the exterior Ohio riverside wall of Newport Aquarium. The mural will be pay homage to aquatic life exhibited at Newport Aquarium over the past 15 years, with a September expected completion date.


Newport Aquarium celebrates 15th anniversary

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"Male Koi Myths".

Establishing the sex of a young Koi can be a less than exact science. Given the existing “bigger-is-better” thoughts set, there is an ever before boosting need for the significantly more pricey girls, which are a lot more likely to achieve massive proportions.

The leading awards in the Japanese Koi shows are normally dominated by 30+inch female Kohaku, Sanke, and Showa, and Japan oftens set the trend for the remainder of the world.

For the ordinary American hobbyist whose pond is in between 4,000 to 6,000 gallons, attempting to elevate a 30+inch girl in the United States can be a physical exercise in futility. The majority of us do not have accessibility to summertime expanding pond where our Koi can accomplish maximum growth. A few people, which have actually been implicated of over equipping our pools, are perplexed when our Koi don’t seem to grow much, however that’s one more tale.

Right here in the Usa, it is uncommon to see a Grand Champion of over 30 inches, and offered our average pond size, presumably that concentrating on male Koi might not be such a bad idea.

Ideally, this short article could aid resolve some of one of the most often duplicated “Male Koi Myths,” which are typically provided as Nishikigoi Dogma.

-Misconception No. 1.

Male Koi have yellow heads.

-Misconception No. 2.

The yellowish cast that is seen on the head of adolescent guys will certainly never transform white.

-Belief No. 3.

Male Koi “surface” or peak at age 2, and it’s all downhill from there on. Therefore, male Koi are a bad investment because they could not be enjoyed for as lengthy as female can.

-Belief No. 4.

Male Koi do not grow large.

-Belief No. 5.

Also if they do expand huge, male Koi have unwanted body conformation.

Mr. Kunizo Narita of Matsudo, Chiba, in October of 1991, acquired this 7 inch Showa from Nagashima, Niigata. Note the almost complete lack of Sumi (black), and the intense, yet scattered hi (red) design. Judging by the near ideal white, one would naturallyassume that this young person was a female (Misconception No. 1). Mr. Narita took his freshly obtained Showa house, where he kept it in a 50 gallon aquarium. By January of 1992, the Showa had actually increased to 11 inches and was currently revealing a noticeable modification. The physical body conformation had undergone a total transformation and was filling in well. Sumi was beginning to emerge in all the ideal areas and though the beni (red) continuouslied be intense, the head had created a yellowish cast, regular of adolescent males.

By April of 1992, ut was clear not simply that Mr. Narita’s Showa was a male, but that at an unbelievable 15 inches, it should be vacated the FIFTY gallon-aquarium. Again we can see a more defined Sumi pattern, enhancing body conformation, brilliant beni, and yellowish head and pectoral fins.

In October of 1992, after investing the increasing period in a mud pool att Nagashima’s ranch in Niigata, the Showa arised determining over 18 inches. The physical body concormation has once again gone through a drastic enhancement (Belief No. 5). The head has contested offering the Koi a fully grown and imposing apperance. The shoulders have widened significantly, and the caudal peduncle has actually enlarged, offering a total perception of fantastic strength. Both the sumi and beni are by this time rather well created, and the yellow tinge on the head has actually started to dissapear.

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One of our loyal fan Rudy Lemmens from Limburg, Netherlands has sent us these pictures of humngous Koi fishes which he has caught from the rivers …

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Martin Moe publishing updated edition of The Marine Aquarium Reference — Advanced Aquarist ...

Martin Moe, Jr. is the pioneering marine biologist and fish aquaculturist that largely shaped the marine aquarium hobby (and particularly marine ornamental breeding) into what it is today.  His watershed books in the early to late 1980s to early 1990s helped elevate our hobby from casual pastime to a modern science-based avocation.

Moe has written many books and articles (including  articles for Advanced Aquarist).  His two most notable publications are The Marine Aquarium Handbook (the all-time bestselling saltwater aquarium book covering beginner topics all the way to breeding) and The Marine Aquarium Reference: Systems and Invertebrates (the bible of advanced marine aquarists everywhere for the greater part of two decades). Both books contained huge amounts of detailed information yet are extremely easy and delightful to read (even read front to back like a novel).

In 2009, Moe released the third edition of The Marine Aquarium Handbook by updating and expanding the original publication. Now The Marine Aquarium Reference is getting the same treatment after being out of print since 2000.

Moe will release the expanded and updated edition of The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference as a five volume ebook series, with the first volume The Chemical Environment available to download now for only $5.99.  To give you an idea how much new information the new volume (and series) will contain:

  • The first volume (of five) is 229 pages long.  For comparison, the entire original book is 512 pages long.

  • The first volume is essentially the first chapter of the original book with 180 more pages of information.

  • Volume contains 92 sections. “The chapters include the Marine Environment, An Aquarist’s Perspective, Water, Composition of Natural Seawater, Composition of Captive Seawater, Salinity, Methods of Salinity Determination, Specific Gravity, including conversion factors, Titration, Conductivity, Refractive Index, Salinity Levels in Marine Systems, Distribution of the Elements in the Sea, The Elements, Major, Minor, Trace, and Ultra Trace, Avogadro’s Number, Natural Sea Water, Artificial Sea Water, Trace Elements, The Role of the Elements, 49 Elements of Interest to Marine Aquarists, 11 Methods for Maintenance of Calcium and Alkalinity, Alkalinity Replacement (Sodium Bicarbonate/ Sodium Carbonate Addition), pH, Dissolved Gasses, Dissolved Organics and Nutrients, Redox Potential, and References.”

According to Smashword (where you can purchase Volume 1: The Chemical Environment), “The other four volumes are Volume II: The Physical and Biological Environment, Volume III: Elements of Marine Aquarium Systems, Techniques and Technology, Volume IV: Marine Aquarium Systems, Foods and Feeding, and Volume V: Marine Invertebrates, The Organization of Life in the Sea. These additional volumes should be available by 2015.”

Moe cautions in his preface of Volume 1: “The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference is not an ultimate, up to date, completely comprehensive reference to marine aquaristics.”  And while it is true that this book series will not cover everything the modern aquarist will want to learn (especially discussions about technology and latest trends), we think Moe may be a tad too humble. 25 years ago, The Marine Aquarium Reference served as the benchmark for which other aquarium reference books have been measured by, and it looks like The (New) Marine Aquarium Reference will continue that legacy.

Author: Leonard Ho
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I’m a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it’s really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and “method behind the madness” processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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Appeal after valuable Koi carp stolen

Appeal after valuable Koi carp stolen

MISSING: Some of the larger Koi carp were taken

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AN appeal for information has been launched after thieves netted more than 20 prized Koi carp fish from the Chestfield Barn.

The pub in Chestfield near Whitstable is hoping to hook the culprits responsible for the thefts of the ornamental cold-water fish.

The 14th century pub is known for its stunning Koi carp pond.

Gardeners noticed on Wednesday morning that some of the larger gold, white and yellow Koi carp in the pond were missing and it’s believe as many as 20 valuable fish have been taken.

The fish, around a foot in length, are about 15 years old.

Mature Koi carp are much sought after by collectors, from £20 being paid for six-inch fish, up to as much as £2,000 for three-foot long fish.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barn on 01227 793068.

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Beijing Aquarium Starts Series of Charity Events

Beijing Aquarium Starts Series of Charity Events
Beijing Aquarium organized a large-scale volunteer specialist medical consultation. [Women of China / An Yi]

Beijing Aquarium held the opening ceremony for a series of public charity events on the afternoon of May 8. These events, themed “Caring for Medical and Health Workers”, are a tribute to local medical and health workers as Nurses Day (May 12) approaches. The Xicheng District Federation of Trade Unions and the Xicheng District Health Bureau will jointly organize the events.

After the ceremony, 150 of the best medical workers from the Xicheng District health system were invited to visit Beijing Aquarium, and make close contact with the star animals. At the same time, the Aquarium and Xicheng District Health Bureau also organized a large-scale volunteer specialist medical consultation, at which dozens of doctors from several of Beijing’s famous hospitals’ clinics provided consultations.

Hu Weiyong, general manager of Beijing Aquarium, said: “we not only pay attention to endangered animals and marine life, but also care for people making a positive contribution to society. Though we are in different industries, we all take public responsibilities for communities and citizens.”

Beijing Aquarium opened in 1999. It is reported the charity events will last through the whole of this year. As a bonus, medical and health care workers will enjoy a good discount when buying tickets to visit the Beijing Aquarium from May onward.

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