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Exploring God's Ocean Part 1

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November 24, 2020
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In this exciting episode of InGrace; Jim Scudder; Jr. and PHD Marine Biologist; Dr. Robert Carter; travel to Key Largo; Florida to explore God's wonderful creation.

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Exploring God's Ocean Part 1

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  • male announcer: Fromall of us at "In Grace,"
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  • we would like towish you a happy Thanksgiving.
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  • Jim Scudder, Jr.:The ocean is spectacular,
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  • and God created it.
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  • Welcome to"Exploring God's Ocean."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male announcer: Buriedbeneath the waves of the
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  • Florida Keys, the hidden home offearless ocean wanderers, dive
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  • into these strange surroundings,where creatures of all shapes
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  • and sizes glide gracefullyoverhead, only to disappear with
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  • a sudden burst of speed.
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  • The landscape changes as thedark waters are illuminated by
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  • the moon and the rarebioluminescent creatures
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  • that make thisworlds their home.
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  • Every scale, fin, and color atestimony to the genius of God.
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  • Join us under the sea on anadventure of a lifetime as we
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  • explore God's oceanwith Jim Scudder, Jr.
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  • Hi, I'm Jim Scudder, Jr.
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  • I grew up around water,loving the ocean.
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  • I also grew up believing thatGod created the heavens
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  • and the earth.
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  • But every time we watch aprogram that features the
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  • oceans, we're told that we camefrom the oceans and this was
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  • millions and millions ofyears ago, millions of years
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  • of evolution.
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  • Well, I know that thatdoesn't fit with the Bible.
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  • I also know how amazing theoceans are and how amazing the
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  • creatures are, so I wanted tofind out more about the ocean,
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  • and we are going to betalking to a creationist who
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  • is a marine biologist.
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  • He has a PhD in marine biology.
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  • His name is Robert Carter, andhe and I are going to explore
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  • God's amazing oceans, and we'regonna bring that to you and show
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  • you how important the oceans areto us, how important the oceans
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  • are to God.
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  • I hope that you can beopenminded enough to say, "Okay,
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  • let's look at the evidence,and let's see if the Bible
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  • fits the evidence."
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  • And that's exactly what we'regonna do today on
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  • "Exploring God's Ocean."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: Ever since I was a boy,I've been fascinated
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  • with God's creation.
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  • I'm traveling the planet totell his story about his world.
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  • I'm Jim Scudder, Jr.
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  • Come with me on another excitingadventure in grace.
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  • Jim: All right,we're in Key Largo.
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  • Key Largo, and we're gonna lookat this amazing thing called
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  • the underwater world.
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  • And we're gonna do it a littledifferently, Dr. Carter because
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  • most of the underwatershows you'll see, and they're
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  • beautiful, incredible, butthey're done from a evolutionary
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  • viewpoint, almost like, "Thesea is where we came from."
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  • And we have a very differentview, a biblical view, and that
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  • is that God created in six days.
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  • God spoke, and he created.
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  • And we're going to findsome pretty amazing things.
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  • As a preacher, I get to preachabout the past, the present,
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  • the future.The future's glorious.
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  • God is remaking theheavens and the earth.
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  • And, you know, it says, "Youreye has not seen, nor ear heard,
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  • the things that God has instore for those that love him."
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  • And if we would love to live inthese types of worlds that are
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  • so beautiful, so different thanours, then what is it gonna be
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  • like for eternity as God allowsus perhaps to explore the far
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  • reaches of his Creation?
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  • Dr. Robert Carter: It issimply amazing to consider all
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  • the different types offishes that God made.
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  • Some are huge, some not.
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  • Some are bold, some sneaky.
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  • Some swim together in largeschools while others live a
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  • solitary existence.
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  • Some fish eat algae.
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  • Some eat coral.Some eat other fish.
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  • Some are stunningly beautiful,and others just as plain
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  • as could be.
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  • When we consider all thedifferent fish God made, how
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  • could we do anything other thanpraise him for what he has done?
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  • Jim: What we're gonna dotoday is bring it back to right
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  • here and we'regonna plan our day.
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  • We need to get fullface-mask certified.
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  • So we're gonna go get training,and then we're gonna be going
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  • out on a boat that's based in--Iguess it's kind of a touristy
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  • area there, going out with a bigboat, and go out to Molasses,
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  • which is where?
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  • Dr. Carter: Right here.
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  • Jim: And Molasses Reef iskind of the major epicenter
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  • of the reefs righthere in Key Largo.
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  • You have a ton ofboats going out there.
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  • Dr. Carter: Ton of boatsbecause it's right here--
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  • it's so easy to get to.
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  • Jim: It's right there.
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  • It's a pretty big reef, butwe're gonna go there more just
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  • for the training, but we'realso gonna see some things.
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  • I think we'll be ableto see some corals.
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  • You'll see maybe a shark.
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  • Dr. Carter: I'm expectingwe're gonna see a lot of soft
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  • corals, a lot of thingswaving in the breeze.
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  • And there'll be some hardcorals, and there'll be some
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  • big colonies there.
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  • Look for, you know,jellyfish in the water.
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  • Look for little teeny fish.
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  • Everyone always focuses onthe big things, but the little
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  • things in the ocean, there's alot more of them, and there's
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  • a lot more diversity, andthey're weird and usually
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  • really interesting.
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  • So let's look for tiny thingsand see if we can
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  • find something unusual.
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  • Jim: Okay, and thatshould be great too.
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  • Are you ready for an adventure?
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  • Dr. Carter: I am ready.
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  • Jim: Let's go diving.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: Robert, we're on ourway to learn how to put a full
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  • face mask on for diving, whichI've always wondered about it.
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  • The upside is you getto talk underwater.
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  • I'm very good at breathingunderwater, and I'm gonna lose
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  • all my air 'cause I'm gonnabe talking the whole time.
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  • Jim: After driving throughthe beautiful heart of Key
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  • Largo, we made it to a populardive shop, and here we met our
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  • instructor who is going to teachus all about the full face mask.
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  • We signed some papers, probablysigning our life away, and then
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  • we headed to a local poolwhere we would officially
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  • start our training.
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  • We prepped our dive tanks.
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  • We checked our respirators andthe masks, and it was finally
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  • time to get into the water.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: How doyou copy me, Rob?
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  • Dr. Carter: Big ten four!
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  • I hear you loud and clear.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: What was your impressionof the full face mask?
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  • Dr. Carter: I love it.
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  • Once I got the hang ofit, that was really fun.
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  • Jim: Well, what this is gonnaallow us to do is communicate
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  • underwater, which is the wholepoint of the TV show is you're
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  • gonna show me some of the stuffhere in the Keys and we're gonna
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  • try to talkthrough these things.
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  • But it's also kinda nice becauseyou don't have to have something
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  • in your mouth.
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  • It kinda feels alot more natural.
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  • I really like it, and Ilike the field of vision too.
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  • Dr. Carter: Yeah.
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  • announcer: Coming up,an adventure under the sea.
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  • Dr. Carter: Little nurseshark we've got here.
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  • Jim: Now, this is awesome.
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  • We just got into a hugeschool of yellowtail.
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  • Jim: We've got amoray eel sighting.
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  • They are scary-lookin' animals.
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  • They have huge teeth, andthey're beautiful green.
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  • Jim: The time finally camefor us to put on our gear as we
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  • prepared to jump infor the first time.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: There's a queen angel.
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  • There I see a parrot fish.
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  • Jim: So beautiful!
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  • Jim: So, our first dive,Molasses Reef, just a
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  • few miles offshore.
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  • It was only a 30-minute trip.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: Now, nurse sharksusually aren't something that
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  • you'd get too nervous about.
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  • I've swam with them.
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  • I've seen them.
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  • But they actually do attackpeople, and it's mostly because
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  • people bother them.
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  • Dr. Carter: Yeah, they'llyank on the tail of this shark
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  • that doesn't eat people.
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  • No, it's still a shark.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: And I also read aboutthe nurse shark and other sharks
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  • replace their teeth often.
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  • And you'll find, some beachesyou'll find a lot of
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  • sharks' teeth.
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  • And I think it was, like, everyseven to ten days, it would have
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  • a whole new row of itsfirst line of teeth.
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  • Dr. Carter:That's a lot of teeth.
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  • Jim: And so they'll be ableto, you know, lose teeth and
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  • grow teeth very quickly.
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  • And it's because they're eatinga lot of things that are hard,
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  • bony, and their teethare getting ripped out.
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  • And so that God designedsomething in there so that they
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  • can reproducethose teeth quickly.
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  • Dr. Carter: Yeah.
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  • These are gastropods.
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  • That is an animal that uses itsstomach for its foot, gastropod.
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  • Jim: The question that everykid wants to ask you right now,
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  • how is it that when you pick upone of these shells, usually
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  • a bigger one, youcan hear the ocean?
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  • Dr. Carter:That's a great question.
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  • Jim: I hear a verysmall ocean in this one.
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  • Dr. Carter: Yeah, thisone you can hear a--whoa.
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  • And the different size cavitywill give you a different tone.
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  • The same thing happens insidea tuba verses a flute
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  • or a pipe organ.
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  • It's a very similar principle.
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  • In fact, the way they create it,if you see the spiral shape, the
  • 00:10:59.709 --> 00:11:03.680
  • animal used to bevery, very small.
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  • And it would just live in thislittle thing right here,
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  • only this much of it.
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  • It doesn't go all the way back.
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  • It's only this deep, andthat's where the animal is.
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  • And as he grows, he turnshis house and adds a new edge.
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  • And you can se these lines here.
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  • That's his growth rings,essentially, similar to a tree.
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  • And it's just grow and grow andgrow and turn and turn and turn.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: Getting our full maskcertification, but it seemed
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  • to go good.
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  • We got a weird swell out here.
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  • We're on MolassesReef just off Key Largo.
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  • And sometimes the tide and thewaves are crossed so the boat,
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  • this is a big boat, butwe're really rockin'.
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  • And it's kinda hardto always hang on.
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  • All of the tanks are shifting,and some people
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  • are getting seasick.
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  • So, hopefully, you're not.
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  • But it's amazing to be able todive with a PhD marine biologist
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  • and one that believes inCreation on top of it,
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  • it's awesome.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: At Pleasure Reef, andwe're going to go down and check
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  • it out and see what it's like.
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  • Supposed to be a really prettyledge along here, and a lot of
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  • moray eels are supposed to livehere, and so we've gotta
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  • see a moray eel.
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  • Let's see if we canget him to come out.
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  • Dr. Carter: One, two,three, four, five, Jim here.
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  • Jim: Test, six,seven, eight, nine, ten!
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  • Dr. Carter: Cool!
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  • We have this scrawled filefish.
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  • And I think we saw alittle one at the last dive.
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  • Jim: He tried to eatthis coral right here.
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  • Dr. Carter: Little rays.
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  • Jim: Now this is awesome!
  • 00:13:13.943 --> 00:13:16.212
  • We just got into a hugeschool of yellowtail.
  • 00:13:16.246 --> 00:13:21.150
  • There's fish everywhere.
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  • This is just incredible,hundreds of these yellow fish.
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  • Jim: We've got a moray eelsighting, so we're gonna go try
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  • to get some video of that.
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  • You can see him from right here.
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  • He's a beautiful eel.
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  • A little scary lookin' though.
  • 00:13:44.340 --> 00:13:46.910
  • Doesn't look super happy so Idon't think I'll get any closer
  • 00:13:46.943 --> 00:13:49.879
  • than this, but they arescary-lookin' animals.
  • 00:13:49.913 --> 00:13:53.349
  • They have huge teeth, andthey're beautiful green.
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  • Dr. Carter: Yeah, thisone's not too happy either.
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  • Jim: Definitely avery beautiful reef.
  • 00:14:05.528 --> 00:14:09.098
  • Dr. Carter: Yeah, here comesa nurse shark, comin' at us.
  • 00:14:09.132 --> 00:14:14.170
  • These nurse sharks really arekind of the bottom feeders.
  • 00:14:14.203 --> 00:14:17.540
  • They clean this whole area up.
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  • Jim: I'm thinking thisis a very pleasurable reef.
  • 00:14:19.208 --> 00:14:25.281
  • Major fish activity.
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  • I mean, life everywhere.
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  • Dr. Carter: You know, theseledges are just full of fish.
  • 00:14:30.887 --> 00:14:35.358
  • A little strawberry grouper.
  • 00:14:35.391 --> 00:14:36.859
  • Oh eel!
  • 00:14:36.893 --> 00:14:39.028
  • Look at this little eel.
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  • It's a moray.
  • 00:14:41.130 --> 00:14:42.532
  • Jim: These fishseem very hungry.
  • 00:14:42.565 --> 00:14:45.101
  • Dr. Carter: But hopefullythe sharks aren't as hungry.
  • 00:14:45.134 --> 00:14:49.906
  • Jim: I'm running low on airso I'm gonna be going up in just
  • 00:14:49.939 --> 00:14:53.776
  • a couple minutes.
  • 00:14:53.810 --> 00:14:55.278
  • Dr. Carter seems to be able tonot breathe while he's down here
  • 00:14:55.311 --> 00:14:59.682
  • so he has lot of air.
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  • He'll stay down alittle bit longer.
  • 00:15:01.718 --> 00:15:03.386
  • But you always need to go upwhen you still have 500 pounds
  • 00:15:03.419 --> 00:15:06.656
  • of pressure.
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  • And so therefore I only have afew more minutes and I'll have
  • 00:15:09.392 --> 00:15:12.061
  • to go up.
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  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:15:15.965 --> 00:15:21.971
  • Jim: All right, PleasureReef lives up to its name.
  • 00:15:23.306 --> 00:15:27.243
  • That was really a pleasure.Full of fish.
  • 00:15:27.276 --> 00:15:31.914
  • I don't think I've seen so manyfish in one place in the Keys,
  • 00:15:31.948 --> 00:15:36.319
  • just fish everywhere,schools and schools of snapper,
  • 00:15:36.352 --> 00:15:43.192
  • yellowtail, mangrove,schoolmaster, just beautiful.
  • 00:15:43.226 --> 00:15:47.830
  • And then a lot ofsharks, a lot of big eel.
  • 00:15:47.864 --> 00:15:51.901
  • They're kinda tuckedaway a little bit.
  • 00:15:51.934 --> 00:15:54.170
  • One guy was kinda gettin' alittle too friendly, so we
  • 00:15:54.203 --> 00:15:56.506
  • wanted to kinda backhim out a little bit.
  • 00:15:56.539 --> 00:15:58.674
  • Dr. Carter: It's agreen moray eel, a big one.
  • 00:15:58.708 --> 00:16:02.145
  • Another parrot fish.
  • 00:16:02.178 --> 00:16:05.048
  • It's as beautiful parrot fish.
  • 00:16:05.081 --> 00:16:06.649
  • White sponges, glass sponges.
  • 00:16:06.682 --> 00:16:10.153
  • The thing about this site isthat there is a lot of soft
  • 00:16:10.186 --> 00:16:14.791
  • coral though.
  • 00:16:14.824 --> 00:16:16.793
  • Divers are returning to surface.
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  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:16:20.196 --> 00:16:27.603
  • Dr. Carter: My thoughts arethat it's amazing that a coral
  • 00:16:28.871 --> 00:16:32.141
  • that died a while ago canprovide so much area for
  • 00:16:32.175 --> 00:16:35.912
  • fish to live.
  • 00:16:35.945 --> 00:16:37.880
  • Acropora palmata that formedthe surface of this reef is not
  • 00:16:37.914 --> 00:16:42.652
  • there anymore, but there ismoray eels, and there's grunts,
  • 00:16:42.685 --> 00:16:46.355
  • and there's snappers, andall this stuff living in the
  • 00:16:46.389 --> 00:16:49.392
  • structure that the corals made.
  • 00:16:49.425 --> 00:16:50.993
  • It's actually still interesting,still exciting to see it.
  • 00:16:51.027 --> 00:16:54.964
  • Dr. Carter: Sharks arethe most feared and often most
  • 00:17:01.237 --> 00:17:03.473
  • misunderstoodanimals in the oceans.
  • 00:17:03.506 --> 00:17:05.741
  • They're superbly designed andcruise through the water with
  • 00:17:05.775 --> 00:17:08.478
  • almost effortless efficiency.
  • 00:17:08.511 --> 00:17:10.346
  • Most people are afraid ofthem because they're
  • 00:17:10.379 --> 00:17:12.815
  • fierce predators.
  • 00:17:12.849 --> 00:17:14.317
  • But most sharks are harmless toswimmers in most circumstances.
  • 00:17:14.350 --> 00:17:17.086
  • During active feeding periods,nurse sharks can replace all
  • 00:17:17.120 --> 00:17:19.989
  • their front-row teethevery week or two weeks.
  • 00:17:20.022 --> 00:17:23.593
  • This is one reason why sharkteeth are so often found on
  • 00:17:23.626 --> 00:17:25.495
  • beaches and are an abundant partof the fossil record in many
  • 00:17:25.528 --> 00:17:28.564
  • parts of the world.
  • 00:17:28.598 --> 00:17:30.233
  • A shark's method of breathingis similar to most fish.
  • 00:17:30.266 --> 00:17:33.769
  • They draw water through themouth, they pass it over the
  • 00:17:33.803 --> 00:17:36.038
  • gills, and eject itthrough gill slits.
  • 00:17:36.072 --> 00:17:37.373
  • But unlike most fish, mostsharks need to keep swimming
  • 00:17:37.406 --> 00:17:38.808
  • in order to breathe.But not nurse sharks.
  • 00:17:38.841 --> 00:17:45.448
  • They can often befound lying on the bottom.
  • 00:17:45.481 --> 00:17:48.417
  • This nurse shark iscovered by pesky remoras.
  • 00:17:48.451 --> 00:17:52.588
  • These fish had a modifieddorsal fin that acts more like a
  • 00:17:52.622 --> 00:17:55.358
  • suction cup, allowing them tostick onto larger fish and get
  • 00:17:55.391 --> 00:17:58.127
  • carried along for a free ride.
  • 00:17:58.161 --> 00:18:01.364
  • Sharks have a variety ofways to swim efficiently.
  • 00:18:01.397 --> 00:18:06.068
  • Some haver long upperfins on their tails.
  • 00:18:06.102 --> 00:18:07.436
  • This helps drive the back enddown and head up as they swim.
  • 00:18:07.470 --> 00:18:09.572
  • Hammerhead sharks have a wingon the front of their heads that
  • 00:18:09.605 --> 00:18:13.543
  • does the same thing.
  • 00:18:13.576 --> 00:18:16.546
  • Typically found offshore, thelargest shark in the ocean is
  • 00:18:16.579 --> 00:18:20.283
  • the whale shark.
  • 00:18:20.316 --> 00:18:21.851
  • Adults typically average between18 and 32 feet long, but the
  • 00:18:21.884 --> 00:18:25.254
  • largest ever seen was agiant 61 and a half feet long.
  • 00:18:25.288 --> 00:18:29.859
  • Unlike most shark species, itsmouth is located at the front of
  • 00:18:29.892 --> 00:18:34.530
  • the head instead of underneaththe front of the--
  • 00:18:34.564 --> 00:18:38.834
  • The whale shark's huge mouth canreach up to 4 feet across,
  • 00:18:38.868 --> 00:18:42.939
  • but don't be afraid.
  • 00:18:42.972 --> 00:18:44.273
  • This fish's diet consists ofzooplankton, krill, jellies,
  • 00:18:44.307 --> 00:18:48.144
  • copepods, coral spawn, and smallfishes, and they could never
  • 00:18:48.177 --> 00:18:51.714
  • swallow a person.
  • 00:18:51.747 --> 00:18:53.883
  • One of the least-known factsabout this beautiful shark is
  • 00:18:53.916 --> 00:18:56.219
  • that its throat is very narrow,maybe about the size
  • 00:18:56.252 --> 00:18:58.321
  • of a quarter.
  • 00:18:58.354 --> 00:18:59.655
  • These gentle giants are atestimony to the brilliance
  • 00:18:59.689 --> 00:19:03.125
  • of the Creator.
  • 00:19:03.159 --> 00:19:05.161
  • Jim: Wow, we learned a lottoday about God's oceans, and
  • 00:19:09.532 --> 00:19:13.035
  • we have a lot more for you.
  • 00:19:13.069 --> 00:19:15.037
  • Right before we go today, I wantto make sure that you know the
  • 00:19:15.071 --> 00:19:18.674
  • God that created the sea, thatyou have a personal relationship
  • 00:19:18.708 --> 00:19:23.346
  • with the Lord Jesus Christ, thatyou have put your faith,
  • 00:19:23.379 --> 00:19:26.649
  • your trust in the Creator.
  • 00:19:26.682 --> 00:19:28.818
  • We were created inthe image of God.
  • 00:19:28.851 --> 00:19:31.020
  • He loves you so much that hesent his Son, the Lord Jesus
  • 00:19:31.053 --> 00:19:35.458
  • Christ, to die ona cross for you.
  • 00:19:35.491 --> 00:19:38.027
  • He is God in the flesh.
  • 00:19:38.060 --> 00:19:39.962
  • See, he was born of Mary, andhe lived among us,
  • 00:19:39.996 --> 00:19:44.500
  • and he never sinned.
  • 00:19:44.533 --> 00:19:45.868
  • God came andlived on this planet.
  • 00:19:45.901 --> 00:19:48.004
  • Why?
  • 00:19:48.037 --> 00:19:49.338
  • So that he couldredeem his Creation.
  • 00:19:49.372 --> 00:19:51.907
  • We've seen a lot of the beautyand variety of the ocean and
  • 00:19:51.941 --> 00:19:55.444
  • amazing creatures that Godcreated, but the most amazing
  • 00:19:55.478 --> 00:19:58.748
  • part of Creation is you.
  • 00:19:58.781 --> 00:20:00.850
  • Jesus loves you.
  • 00:20:00.883 --> 00:20:02.385
  • He died for you.
  • 00:20:02.418 --> 00:20:03.719
  • He rose again the third day.
  • 00:20:03.753 --> 00:20:05.121
  • And if you'll simply believe inhim, the Bible says,
  • 00:20:05.154 --> 00:20:08.224
  • "You have eternal life."
  • 00:20:08.257 --> 00:20:09.558
  • So many people think, "Ican be religious enough
  • 00:20:09.592 --> 00:20:11.327
  • to go to heaven."
  • 00:20:11.360 --> 00:20:12.662
  • The problem withthat is you can't.
  • 00:20:12.695 --> 00:20:15.064
  • Our sin separates us from aperfect and holy God, therefore
  • 00:20:15.097 --> 00:20:18.868
  • you must receive as a gifteternal life by trusting Jesus
  • 00:20:18.901 --> 00:20:23.139
  • as your only way to heaven.
  • 00:20:23.172 --> 00:20:24.507
  • "For God so loved the world,that he gave his only begotten
  • 00:20:24.540 --> 00:20:28.144
  • Son, that whosoever believeth inhim should not perish, but have
  • 00:20:28.177 --> 00:20:33.516
  • everlasting life."
  • 00:20:33.549 --> 00:20:35.184
  • Let me show you areal quick illustration.
  • 00:20:35.217 --> 00:20:37.219
  • Let this be you andme, and let this be sin.
  • 00:20:37.253 --> 00:20:40.323
  • All of us have sinned and fallenshort of the glory of God.
  • 00:20:40.356 --> 00:20:43.693
  • Jesus had no sin.
  • 00:20:43.726 --> 00:20:45.394
  • It says, "He was made sin forus that we might be made the
  • 00:20:45.428 --> 00:20:49.498
  • righteousness of God in him."
  • 00:20:49.532 --> 00:20:50.833
  • Did you see that sinseparates us from God?
  • 00:20:50.866 --> 00:20:53.369
  • We cannot pay for sin ourself,therefore Jesus paid for it
  • 00:20:53.402 --> 00:20:57.540
  • on the cross.
  • 00:20:57.573 --> 00:20:58.874
  • And if you'll simply believe inhim, you'll have eternal life.
  • 00:20:58.908 --> 00:21:03.713
  • My friend, that's not good news.
  • 00:21:03.746 --> 00:21:05.147
  • That's great news.
  • 00:21:05.181 --> 00:21:06.515
  • And I hope today's program hasbrought you to a decision to put
  • 00:21:06.549 --> 00:21:10.953
  • your trust in Jesus Christas your Savior.
  • 00:21:10.986 --> 00:21:13.923
  • ♪♪♪
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  • Dr. Carter: We're going toshow you God's underwater world
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  • at night!
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  • Jim: It's like we are ona different planet own here.
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  • Diving at night is abrand-new experience.
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  • Dr. Carter: We've got aturtle right with this shark.
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