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No. 213
September 2002

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Interior Secretary Proposes Ban on Importation of Snakehead Fish

Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton announced a proposal to ban importation and interstate transportation of live snakeheads in the United States. Snakeheads are voracious fish indigenous to Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Africa. Norton's proposal would add the family of snakeheads, comprised of 28 species, to the Federal list of "injurious wildlife" under the Lacey Act, which authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to list nonindigenous wild animals deemed to be "injurious, or potentially injurious, to the health and welfare of people as well as to the interests of agriculture, forestry, and horticulture, or to the welfare or survival of wildlife or wildlife resources of the United States."

"These fish are like something from a bad horror movie," said Secretary Norton. "A number of these species can survive in the wild in freshwater almost anywhere in the United States. They can eat virtually any small animal in their path. They can travel across land and live out of water for at least three days. They reproduce quickly. We simply must do everything we can to prevent them from entering our waters, either accidentally or intentionally."

Three species of the fish have been found in open waters in California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Thirteen states currently prohibit possession of live snakeheads; nevertheless, there is continuing evidence of illegal activity involving these fish even in states where they are prohibited.

No federal law now prohibits the importation of snakeheads. If the proposed rule is adopted, inspectors will have the authority to stop and seize shipments of live snakehead fish or their viable eggs. Under the proposal, live snakeheads or their eggs could be imported or transported across state lines by permit only for scientific, medical, educational, or zoological purposes.

Snakeheads are widely available. They are sold in live food fish markets and some restaurants in Boston and New York, where the fish are legal. Snakeheads have also been sold through some aquarium fish retailers via the internet. Biologists believe that the availability of the snakehead increases the probability of more releases into open water, and of the real possibility that the snakehead could become established in waterways stretching from Florida to the Canadian border.

Future Meetings

The inaugural meeting of the International Biogeography Society (IBS) - "Frontiers of Biogeography" - will be held at the Oasis Resort, Mesquite, Nevada on 4-8 January 2003. With this meeting, IBS will be launched as an international and interdisciplinary society contributing to the advancement of all studies of the geography of nature. Biogeography is now broadly recognized as a unifying field that provides a holistic understanding of the relationships between the earth and its biota. Our abilities to develop more general theories of the diversity of life and to conserve biological diversity may well rest on insights from the field of biogeography. IBS was founded as a non-profit organization in 2000. The meeting environment will maximize opportunities for biogeographers from a wide range of disciplines to interact with one another. Biogeographers from around the world will deliver invited oral presentations, organized into five symposia (Dynamics of Species Diversity, Phylogeography and Diversification, Paleobiogeography, Biogeography of the Sea, and Biogeography Theory and Conservation Practice). Meeting participants are also invited to submit titles and abstracts for contributed poster presentations. The contributed posters will be an integral part of the meeting, equal in their importance to the invited symposia. To contribute a poster, an abstract must be submitted no later than 1 October 2002. Visit the IBS Website <> for additional information on the society and the meeting.

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Kwon, J.A., and Morden, C.W. 2002. Population genetic structure of two rare tree species (Colubrina oppositifolia and Alphitonia ponderosa, Rhamnaceae) from Hawaiian dry and mesic forests using random amplified polymorphic DNA markers. Mol. Ecol. 11(6):991-1001.

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Lawrence, J.M., and Samways, M.J. 2002. Influence of hilltop vegetation Type on an African butterfly assemblage and its conservation. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(7):1163-1171.

Lefeuvre, J.C., and Bouchard, V. 2002. From a civil engineering project to an ecological engineering project: an historical perspective from the Mont Saint Michel bay (France). Ecol. Eng. 18(5):593-606.

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Leu, M., and Thompson, C.W. 2002. The potential importance of migratory stopover sites as flight feather molt staging areas: a review for neotropical migrants. Biol. Conserv. 106(1):45-56.

Li, Q.M., Xu, Z.F., and He, T.H. 2002. Ex situ genetic conservation of endangered Vatica guangxiensis (Dipterocarpaceae) in China. Biol. Conserv. 106(2):151-156.

Lim, B.K., Peterson, A.T., and Engstrom, M.D. 2002. Robustness of ecological niche modeling algorithms for mammals in Guyana. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(7):1237-1246.

Lindsay, A.R., Gillum, S.S., and Meyer, M.W. 2002. Influence of lakeshore development on breeding bird communities in a mixed northern forest. Biol. Conserv. 107(1):1-11.

Løkkeborg, S., and Robertson, G. 2002. Seabird and longline interactions: effects of a bird-scaring streamer line and line shooter on the incidental capture of northern fulmars Fulmarus glacialis. Biol. Conserv. 106(3):359-364.

Lumsden, L.F., Bennett, A.F., and Silins, J.E. 2002. Location of roosts of the lesser long-eared bat Nyctophilus geoffroyi and Gould's wattled bat Chalinolobus gouldii in a fragmented landscape in south-eastern Australia. Biol. Conserv. 106(2):237-249.

Lumsden, L.F., Bennett, A.F., and Silins, J.E. 2002. Selection of roost sites by the lesser long-eared bat (Nyctophilus geoffroyi) and Gould's wattled bat (Chalinolobus gouldii) in south-eastern Australia. J. Zool. 257:207-218.

Lunney, D., O'Neill, L., Matthews, A., and Sherwin, W.B. 2002. Modelling mammalian extinction and forecasting recovery: koalas at Iluka (NSW, Australia). Biol. Conserv. 106(1):101-113.

MacKinnon, K. 2002. World Bank assistance to transboundary reserves. Oryx 36(2):115.

Maehr, D.S., Land, E.D., Shindle, D.B., Bass, O.L., and Hoctor, T.S. 2002. Florida panther dispersal and conservation. Biol. Conserv. 106(2):187-197.

Martinez-Vilalta, J., Bertolero, A., Bigas, D., Paquet, J.Y., and Martinez-Vilalta, A. 2002. Habitat selection of passerine birds nesting in the Ebro Delta reedbeds (NE Spain): management implications. Wetlands 22(2):318-325.

Matola, S. 2002. Mesoamerican biological corridor threatened by hydroelectric dam. Oryx 36(1):12.

Mattner, J., Zawko, G., Rossetto, M., Krauss, S.L., Dixon, K.W., and Sivasithamparam, K. 2002. Conservation genetics and implications for restoration of Hemigenia exilis (Lamiaceae), a serpentine endemic from Western Australia. Biol. Conserv. 107(1):37-45.

Mauchamp, A., Chauvelon, P., and Grillas, P. 2002. Restoration of floodplain wetlands: opening polders along a coastal river in Mediterranean France, Vistre marshes. Ecol. Eng. 18(5):619-632.

Maunder, M., Page, W., Mauremootoo, J., Payendee, R., Mungroo, Y., Maljkovic, A., Vericel, C., and Lyte, B. 2002. The decline and conservation management of the threatened endemic palms of the Mascarene Islands. Oryx 36(1):56-65.

Meehan, H.J., McConkey, K.R., and Drake, D.R. 2002. Potential disruptions to seed dispersal mutualisms in Tonga, Western Polynesia. J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):695-712.

Meek, B., Loxton, D., Sparks, T., Pywell, R., Pickett, H., and Nowakowski, M. 2002. The effect of arable field margin composition on invertebrate biodiversity. Biol. Conserv. 106(2):259-271.

Meik, J.M., Jeo, R.M., Mendelson, J.R., and Jenks, K.E. 2002. Effects of bush encroachment on an assemblage of diurnal lizard species in central Namibia. Biol. Conserv. 106(1):29-36.

Mew, J. 2002. Awacachi Corridor links Awá Ethnic Reserve and the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. Oryx 36(2):116.

Mickleburgh, S. 2002. Flagship species fund. Oryx 36(2):115-116.

Mickleburgh, S.P., Hutson, A.M., and Racey, P.A. 2002. A review of the global conservation status of bats. Oryx 36(1):18-34.

Miller, M.W., and Gerstner, C.L. 2002. Reefs of an uninhabited Caribbean island: fishes, benthic habitat, and opportunities to discern reef fishery impact. Biol. Conserv. 106(1):37-44.

Milner-Gulland, E.J. 2002. Is bushmeat just another conservation bandwagon? Oryx 36(1):1-2.

Mitsch, W.J., Lefeuvre, J.C., and Bouchard, V. 2002. Ecological engineering applied to river and wetland restoration. Ecol. Eng. 18(5):529-541.

Montambault, J., and Alonso, L. 2002. High biodiversity discovered in remote region of Guyana. Oryx 36(2):113-114.

Morris, P.A., Hill, N.M., Reekie, E.G., and Hewlin, H.L. 2002. Lakeshore diversity and rarity relationships along interacting disturbance gradients: catchment area, wave action and depth. Biol. Conserv. 106(1):79-90.

Muller, S. 2002. Appropriate agricultural management practices required to ensure conservation and biodiversity of environmentally sensitive grassland sites designated under Natura 2000. Agricult. Ecosyst. & Environ. 89(3):261-266.

Muller, S. 2002. Diversity of management practices required to ensure conservation of rare and locally threatened plant species in grasslands: a case study at a regional scale (Lorraine, France). Biodivers. Conserv. 11(7):1173-1184.

Naeem, S. 2002. Ecosystem consequences of biodiversity loss: the evolution of a paradigm. Ecology 83(6):1537-1552.

Nardi, G., Di Russo, C., and Latella, L. 2002. Populations of Nepa cinerea (Heteroptera: Nepidae) from hypogean sulfurous water in the Lepini Mountains (Latium, Central Italy). Entomol. News 113(2):125-130.

Nelson, N.J., Keall, S.N., Pledger, S., and Daugherty, C.H. 2002. Male-biased sex ratio in a small tuatara population. J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):633-640.

Nkosi, B.S. 2002. Community education for biological diversity conservation in the Shiselweni Region of Swaziland. J. Biol. Educ. 36(3):113-115.

Norris, D.R., Theberge, M.T., and Theberge, J.B. 2002. Forest composition around wolf (Canis lupus) dens in eastern Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Can. J. Zool. 80(5):866-872.

Oindo, B.O. 2002. Patterns of herbivore species richness in Kenya and current ecoclimatic stability. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(7):1205-1221.

Olson, D. 2002. International Elephant Foundation: conservation projects for 2002. Oryx 36(2):117.

Paillisson, J.M., Reeber, S., and Marion, L. 2002. Bird assemblages as bio-indicators of water regime management and hunting disturbance in natural wet grasslands. Biol. Conserv. 106(1):115-127.

Parungao, M.M., Fryar, S.C., and Hyde, K.D. 2002. Diversity of fungi on rainforest litter in North Queensland, Australia. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(7):1185-1194.

Pérez-Arteaga, A., Gaston, K.J., and Kershaw, M. 2002. Population trends and priority conservation sites for Mexican duck Anas diazi. Bird Conserv. Int. 12(1):35-52.

Pérez-Arteaga, A., Gaston, K.J., and Kershaw, M. 2002. Undesignated sites in Mexico qualifying as wetlands of international importance. Biol. Conserv. 107(1):47-57.

Pfab, M.F. 2002. An integrative approach for the conservation and management of South Africa's floristic diversity at the provincial level. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(7):1195-1204.

Piirto, D.D., and Rogers, R.R. 2002. An ecological basis for managing giant sequoia ecosystems. Environ. Manage. 30(1):110-128.

Pitts-Singer, T.L., Hanula, J.L., and Walker, J.L. 2002. Insect pollinators of three rare plants in a Florida longleaf pine forest. Fl. Entomol. 85(2):308-316.

Pokorný, J., and Hauser, V. 2002. The restoration of fish ponds in agricultural landscapes. Ecol. Eng. 18(5):555-574.

Poysa, H., and Poysa, S. 2002. Nest-site limitation and density dependence of reproductive output in the common goldeneye Bucephala clangula: implications for the management of cavity-nesting birds. J. Appl. Ecol. 39(3):502-510.

Pressey, R.L., Whish, G.L., Barrett, T.W., and Watts, M.E. 2002. Effectiveness of protected areas in north-eastern New South Wales: recent trends in six measures. Biol. Conserv. 106(1):57-69.

Rae, J.G., and Ebert, T.A. 2002. Demography of the endangered fragrant prickly apple cactus, Harrisia fragrans. Int. J. Plant Sci. 163(4):631-640.

Randrianasolo, A., Miller, J.S., and Consiglio, T.K. 2002. Application of IUCN criteria and Red List categories to species of five Anacardiaceae genera in Madagascar. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(7):1289-1300.

Ricotta, C., Ferrari, M., and Avena, G. 2002. Using the scaling behaviour of higher taxa for the assessment of species richness. Biol. Conserv. 107(1):131-133.

Riera, N., Traveset, A., and García, O. 2002. Breakage of mutualisms by exotic species: the case of Cneorum tricoccon L. in the Balearic Islands (Western Mediterranean Sea). J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):713-719.

Riley, J. 2002. Population sizes and the status of endemic and restricted-range bird species on Sangihe Island, Indonesia. Bird Conserv. Int. 12(1):53-78.

Rodrigues, A.S.L., and Gaston, K.J. 2002. Optimisation in reserve selection procedures - why not? Biol. Conserv. 107(1):123-129.

Romey, W.L., and Knisley, C.B. 2002. Microhabitat segregation of two Utah sand dune tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Southwest. Nat. 47(2):169-174.

Roshier, D.A., Robertson, A.I., and Kingsford, R.T. 2002. Responses of waterbirds to flooding in an arid region of Australia and implications for conservation. Biol. Conserv. 106(3):399-411.

Ross, K.A., Fox, B.J., and Fox, M.D. 2002. Changes to plant species richness in forest fragments: fragment age, disturbance and fire history may be as important as area. J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):749-765.

Russell, K.R., Guynn, D.C., and Hanlin, H.G. 2002. Importance of small isolated wetlands for herpetofaunal diversity in managed, young growth forests in the coastal plain of South Carolina. Forest Ecol. Manag. 163(1-3):43-59.

Russo, D., Jones, G., and Migliozzi, A. 2002. Habitat selection by the Mediterranean horseshoe nat, Rhinolophus euryale (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in a rural area of southern Italy and implications for conservation. Biol. Conserv. 107(1):71-81.

Sambou, B., Goudiaby, A., Ervik, F., Diallo, D., and Camara, M.C. 2002. Palm wine harvesting by the Bassari threatens Borassus aethiopum populations in north-western Guinea. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(7):1149-1161.

Samways, M.J. 2002. Red-Listed Odonata of Africa. Odonatologica 31(2):151-170.

Sanders, M.D., and Maloney, R.F. 2002. Causes of mortality at nests of ground-nesting birds in the Upper Waitaki Basin, South Island, New Zealand: a 5-year video study. Biol. Conserv. 106(2):225-236.

Sauer, J.R., and Link, W.A. 2002. Hierarchical modeling of population stability and species group attributes from survey data. Ecology 83(6):1743-1751.

Scarff, F.R., and Bradley, J.S. 2002. Ecosystem function and species loss - a microcosm study. J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):641-651.

Schwartz, M.W., Jurjavcic, N.L., and O'Brien, J.M. 2002. Conservation's disenfranchised urban poor. BioScience 52(7):601-606.

Seddon, P.J., and Ismail, K. 2002. Influence of ambient temperature on diurnal activity of Arabian oryx: implications for reintroduction site selection. Oryx 36(1):50-55.

Silla, F., Fraver, S., Lara, A., Allnutt, T.R., and Newton, A. 2002. Regeneration and stand dynamics of Fitzroya cupressoides (Cupressaceae) forests of southern Chile's Central Depression. Forest Ecol. Manag. 165(1-3):213-224.

Similä, M., Kouki, J., Martikainen, P., and Uotila, A. 2002. Conservation of beetles in boreal pine forests: the effects of forest age and naturalness on species assemblages. Biol. Conserv. 106(1):19-27.

Singh, M., Singh, M., Kumar, M.A., Kumara, H.N., Sharma, A.K., and Kaumanns, W. 2002. Distribution, population structure, and conservation of lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus) in the Anaimalai Hills, Western Ghats, India. Am. J. Primatol. 57(2):91-102.

Smith, M. 2002. Some ideas for activities involving the construction of computer-based identification keys. J. Biol. Educ. 36(3):135-137.

Smolders, A.J.P., Tomassen, H.B.M., Lamers, L.P.M., Lomans, B.P., and Roelofs, J.G.M. 2002. Peat bog restoration by floating raft formation: the effects of groundwater and peat quality. J. Appl. Ecol. 39(3):391-401.

Stein, J.L., Stein, J.A., and Nix, H.A. 2002. Spatial analysis of anthropogenic river disturbance at regional and continental scales: identifying the wild rivers of Australia. Landscape Urban Plan. 60(1):1-25.

Stout, J.C., Kells, A.R., and Goulson, D. 2002. Pollination of the invasive exotic shrub Lupinus arboreus (Fabaceae) by introduced bees in Tasmania. Biol. Conserv. 106(3):425-434.

Strong, A.M., and Sherry, T.W. 2001. Body condition of Swainson's warblers wintering in Jamaica and the conservation value of Caribbean dry forests. Wilson Bull. 113(4):410-418.

Surget-Groba, Y., Heulin, B., Ghielmi, S., Guillaume, C.P., and Vogrin, N. 2002. Phylogeography and conservation of the populations of Zootoca vivipara carniolica. Biol. Conserv. 106(3):365-372.

Suter, J., and Byler, D. 2002. Developments in nature conservation in Liberia. Oryx 36(2):112-113.

Sverdrup-Thygeson, A., and Ims, R.A. 2002. The effect of forest clearcutting in Norway on the community of saproxylic beetles on aspen. Biol. Conserv. 106(3):347-357.

Tabarelli, M., and Peres, C.A. 2002. Abiotic and vertebrate seed dispersal in the Brazilian Atlantic forest: implications for forest regeneration. Biol. Conserv. 106(2):165-176.

Teal, J.M., and Weinstein, M.P. 2002. Ecological engineering, design, and construction considerations for marsh restorations in Delaware Bay, USA. Ecol. Eng. 18(5):607-618.

Telfer, M.G., Preston, C.D., and Rothery, P. 2002. A general method for measuring relative change in range size from biological atlas data. Biol. Conserv. 107(1):99-109.

Thiollay, J.M., and Rahman, Z. 2002. The raptor community of Central Sulawesi: habitat selection and conservation status. Biol. Conserv. 107(1):111-122.

Thompson, B.C., Matusik-Rowan, P.L., and Boykin, K.G. 2002. Prioritizing conservation potential of arid-land montane natural springs and associated riparian areas. J. Arid Environ. 50(4):527-547.

Todd, C.R., Jenkins, S., and Bearlin, A.R. 2002. Lessons about extinction and translocation: models for eastern barred bandicoots (Perameles gunnii) at Woodlands Historic Park, Victoria, Australia. Biol. Conserv. 106(2):211-223.

Tomkovich, P.S., Syroechkovski, E.E., Lappo, E.G., and Zockler, C. 2002. First indications of a sharp population decline in the globally threatened spoon-billed sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus. Bird Conserv. Int. 12(1):1-18.

Towns, D.R. 2002. Korapuki Island as a case study for restoration of insular ecosystems in New Zealand. J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):593-607.

Trainor, C. 2002. Rediscovery of the Damar flycatcher Ficedula henrici on Damar Island, Indonesia, after 103 years. Oryx 36(1):14.

Turner, C., and Raines, P. 2002. Rebel army need not be a barrier to conservation. Nature 418(6894):125.

van den Hoff, J., Burton, H.R., Hindell, M.A., Sumner, M.D., and McMahon, C.R. 2002. Migrations and foraging of juvenile southern elephant seals from Macquarie Island within CCAMLR managed areas. Antarct. Sci. 14(2):134-145.

Velando, A., and Freire, J. 2002. Population modelling of European shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) at their southern limit: conservation implications. Biol. Conserv. 107(1):59-69.

Vulinec, K. 2002. Dung beetle communities and seed dispersal in primary forest and disturbed land in Amazonia. Biotropica 34(2):297-309.

Waitkuwait, W.E., and Suter, J. 2002. The exceptional conservation potential of Sapo National Park, Liberia. Oryx 36(1):11-12.

Wang, G.M., Hobbs, N.T., Singer, F.J., Ojima, D.S., and Lubow, B.C. 2002. Impacts of climate changes on elk population dynamics in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA. Climatic Change 54(1-2):205-223.

Wardle, D.A. 2002. Islands as model systems for understanding how species affect ecosystem properties. J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):583-591.

Watson, D.M. 2002. A conceptual framework for studying species composition in fragments, islands and other patchy ecosystems. J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):823-834.

Webb, J.K., Brook, B.W., and Shine, R. 2002. Collectors endanger Australia's most threatened snake, the broad-headed snake Hoplocephalus bungaroides. Oryx 36(2):170-181.

West, A.D., Goss-Custard, J.D., Stillman, R.A., Caldow, R.W.G., Durell, S.E.A.L.D., and McGrorty, S. 2002. Predicting the impacts of disturbance on shorebird mortality using a behaviour-based model. Biol. Conserv. 106(3):319-328.

White, H., and Lanjouw, A. 2002. The eruption of Nyiragongo Volcano in DRC. Oryx 36(2):112.

Whitehouse, A.M. 2002. Tusklessness in the elephant population of the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. J. Zool. 257:249-254.

Wielgus, R.B. 2002. Minimum viable population and reserve sizes for naturally regulated grizzly bears in British Columbia. Biol. Conserv. 106(3):381-388.

Wilkinson, N.I., Langston, R.H.W., Gregory, R.D., Gibbons, D.W., and Marquiss, M. 2002. Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus abundance and habitat use in Scotland, in winter 1998-99. Bird Study 49:177-185.

Winston, M.R. 2002. Distribution and abundance of the goldstripe darter (Etheostoma parvipinne) in Missouri. Southwest. Nat. 47(2):187-194.

Wiser, S.K., Drake, D.R., Burrows, L.E., and Sykes, W.R. 2002. The potential for long-term persistence of forest fragments on Tongatapu, a large island in western Polynesia. J. Biogeogr. 29(5-6):767-787.

Woodford, M.H., Butynski, T.M., and Karesh, W.B. 2002. Habituating the great apes: the disease risks. Oryx 36(2):153-160.

Wu, X.B., Wang, Y.Q., Zhou, K.Y., Zhu, W.Q., Nie, J.S., Wang, C.L., and Xie, W.S. 2002. Genetic variation in captive population of chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis, revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). Biol. Conserv. 106(3):435-441.

Yagami, T., Yokoyama, R., and Goto, A. 2002. Genetic fragmentation of populations of the fluvial sculpin Cottus nozawae (Pisces: Cottidae) at the southern margin of its native range. Can. J. Zool. 80(5):873-881.

Yan, N.D., Girard, R., and Boudreau, S. 2002. An introduced invertebrate predator (Bythotrephes) reduces zooplankton species richness. Ecol. Lett. 5(4):481-485.

Young, A.G., Hill, J.H., Murray, B.G., and Peakall, R. 2002. Breeding system, genetic diversity and clonal structure in the sub-alpine forb Rutidosis leiolepis F. Muell. (Asteraceae). Biol. Conserv. 106(1):71-78.

Ziegler, S., Nikolaus, G., and Hutterer, R. 2002. High mammalian diversity in the newly established National Park of Upper Niger, Republic of Guinea. Oryx 36(1):73-80.

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