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Seasquatch (#129H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Kratt brothers' sub loses power while they are exploring the strange landscape of the ocean depths and they are trapped on the ocean floor of the deep sea. Aviva must figure out how to harness the energy from the deep sea's hydrothermal vents in order to save the brothers and return them to the surface. The Wild Kratts team learns all about the amazing process of chemosynthesis and how deep sea creatures transform toxic chemicals into energy. With a little help from the Yeti crab Martin and Chris are able to capture the this energy and use it to restart the amphi-sub and return to the surface.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 3:00am
  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Masked Bandits (#131) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it's some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 3:30am

Mimic (#125H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. Martin discovers that the cheetah cub has unexpected powers of mimicry, and it's ability to mimic the ferocious honey badger - is the key to foiling Donita and protecting the cheetah.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 7:30am
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 4:00pm

Rattlesnake Crystal (#221H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

After the Tortuga crash lands in the Sonoran Desert, Koki discovers that the Tellurium crystals have run out of power and they need a new supply. Martin and Chris volunteer to go out in the desert to find this important source of energy and discover more than they were expecting!

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 7:30am

Skunked! (#222H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When a group of skunks take over the Tortuga and decide to make it their home, the Wild Kratts must find a way to try and reclaim their headquarters.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Zig-Zagged (#127H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a Zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby Zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra's herd and return him to his mom. Along the way, they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world and how the zebra's stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage."

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Flight of the Pollinators (#132H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When a miniaturized Chris gets covered with pollen and ends up sticking to a bee, he's off into the remarkable world of the pollinators. Martin, Aviva, and the rest of the creature explorers must find Chris in an adventure that uncovers the amazing delivery system of plants and their animal partners. They learn that plants use animals to help them make their seeds through a process called pollination.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

The Gecko Effect (#133) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

There's a mystery to be solved, as the Wild Kratts team wonders how a Gecko lizard climbs up smooth surfaces and can even climb upside down. The gang uses their Miniaturizer to shrink down and discover it's all about physics: all objects have electrical charges that attract one another and the gecko's marvelous toe pad structure charges so much that they can walk on surfaces as smooth as glass. But in the meantime Zach has stolen their Miniaturizer and now imprisons them in a glass terrarium. Martin and Chris activate the new Gecko Powers of their Creature Power Suits and must retrieve the Miniaturizer before Zach shrinks all the animals in the creature world.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

The Food Chain Game (#130) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Aviva wants to build a food web for the African savannah, so she devises a game and Martin and Chris accept her challenge! They will each start as a blade of grass and climb to the top of the food web in a game of "Power Suit Creature Tag." As they play, the brothers boost their knowledge of the complex relationships between predators and prey as well as the differences between herbivores and carnivores.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Quillber's Birthday Present (#135) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

It's Aviva's birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African Crested Porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways and even some highly specialized features to defend themselves from predators. For example, porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense. The Kratt brothers must use this amazing defense to protect the porcupines from Zach's latest animal collection scheme.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Under Frozen Pond (#305H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts and Wild Kratts kids go on an underwater adventure to discover how pond animals survive in the winter.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Little Howler (#134H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. With this knowledge and wolf-powered Creature Power Suits the bros are able to fend off a hungry cougar and finally return the pup to his wolf pack.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Stuck On Sharks (#137) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Osprey (#307H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Jimmy accidentally drops the keys to the Tortuga into the ocean. Chris, Martin and Aviva on are a race to develop osprey creature powers to find the keys before they disappear forever!

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Birds of a Feather (#138) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Googly-Eye: The Night Guru (#139) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

The Kratt brothers secretly "borrow" Aviva's half finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. As they investigate, the Wild Kratts team discovers that nocturnal creatures only come out at night and learn that eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. But when the tarsier troop is in danger of losing one of their own, Chris and Martin must tap into their newfound understanding of nocturnal living and help the troubled tarsier family.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me

Bandito: The Black Footed Ferret (#309H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Martin impulsively tries out Aviva's new Stone Digger before it is finished and flies out of control and crash lands into a hidden prairie where he is stranded, but encounters a lost colony of black footed ferrets.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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Crocogator Contest (#311H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

A pop Creature Quiz challenge question, about what the differences are between a crocodile and an alligator, turns into a full-blown Crocogator contest to find out why these two very similar creatures are different at all.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Mystery on the Prairie (#314H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When Martin and Chris find an unusual thorn bush with "spiked" grasshoppers and beetles, they set out to solve a new creature mystery.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Golden Bamboo Lemur (#321H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While in Madagascar, the Wild Kratts learn from Wild Kratts Kid, Patricia Ranomafana, that a Golden Bamboo lemur baby has been born. The Team decides to stay a bit longer to learn about this rare lemur.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Fossa Palooza (#316H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Chris, bummed that the gang must leave Madagascar without ever having seen amazing fossa, accidentally falls out the hatch of the Tortuga in mid-flight and lands deep in an island forest - amongst a group of the very creatures he longed to find!

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Aye Aye (#318H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When the Wild Kratts team embarks on a pirate adventure in the Indian Ocean, they discover a very strange, other-worldly castaway.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Prairie Who? (#313H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

A twister surprises the Tortuga in flight - and all the gang abandons ship and gets separated out on the prairie. While searching for each other, the Wild Kratts Team discovers the amazing species that inhabit the Prairie.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Hermit Crab Shell Exchange (#301H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Martin and Chris discover a hermit crab on the beach and soon the Wild Kratts team is exploring the amazing world of this shell changing creature.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Mosquito Dragon (#304H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When Koki and Jimmy get walloped by mosquitoes in the Cypress Swamp, Aviva, Martin, and Chris go on a fact-finding adventure to find out exactly why mosquitoes try to steal our blood in the first place!

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Back In Creature Time - Go Dodo Go, Part 1 (#325H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts crew lament the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they'll never ever be able to see them. Aviva decides that it's finally time to unveil her most secret invention yet - the Time Trampoline! Using the trampoline, the Wild Kratts jump back in time to meet the extinct Dodo Bird of Mauritius. But once there, they run into Gourmand's ancestor, who decides Dodos are definitely on the menu! It's Wild Kratts to the rescue!

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Back In Creature Time - Tasmanian Tiger, Part 2 (#326H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

After their encounter with the Dodo Bird, the Wild Kratts decide to try out Aviva's Time Trampoline again. This time to visit with the extinct Tasmanian Tiger. But their trip doesn't go as smoothly as they hoped. Not only do they run into the ancestors of Donita and Dabio - who are trying to get rid of all the Tasmanian tigers - but the Wild Kratts have to defeat Zach, who is hatching a plan to keep them trapped in the past forever!

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Praying Mantis (#323H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Two Wild Kratts kids wake up to find the praying mantis cocoons they've been keeping in their room have hatched - they now have 200 babies! Sending out a Wild Kratts Alarm, the Tortuga rushes to help them, and return the baby mantises safely to the wild.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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A Bat in the Brownies (#136H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Panda Power Up! (#402H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While checking out the endangered Giant panda, the Wild Kratts gets stranded in the bamboo forests of China without power to any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to 'power up' in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An 'ancient panda secret' just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas. Science Concept: Alternative energy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Snowy Owl Invasion (#403H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their Giant panda friend Stuffo, when they receive reports of Snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it's up to the Wild Kratts to solve the Mystery of the Snowy Owl Invasion! Science Concept : Territoriality, population cycles, migration.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Last Largest Lobster (#409H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts are having a picnic when a seagull steals one of their creature power discs and drops it into the ocean. The Kratt Bros dive in to retrieve the disc and encounter an enormous lobster. Could this be the "Last Largest Lobster"? Martin and Chris begin to follow him to investigate the life of a lobster. But there's someone else on the lobster's trail. It's Chef Gourmand Gaston, who plans to catch him and "cook him up". It's up to Martin and Chris to stop Gourmand and save "the last largest lobster". Science Concept: Life cycle.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

The Other Martins (#411H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

It's a relaxing day at Tortuga HQ when Chris comes in complaining about Martin. Confused, the gang soon discovers that Chris means a bird called the Purple martin and not his brother! Chris is not happy about something else named Martin and when a second creature called Martin comes along - he realizes it's not his day. But soon, comes to understand what awesome creatures these "Other Martins" really are. Science Concept: Form for Function.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Mystery of the Two Horned Narwhal (#413H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

During an argument over what is better - horns or antlers - Martin and Chris decide to go on an adventure with the horned Narwhal of the Arctic. But once they get there, they soon discover sometimes a horn isn't a horn and soon are unraveling the mystery of this amazing creature. Science Concept : Differences between horns, antlers and tusks. Rare growth patterns.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
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Red Panda Rescue (#415H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Chris finds a little lost Red panda, but before she can be reunited with her mother, Zach steals her as a Birthday present for Donita Donata. It's Wild Kratts to the rescue! Science Concept: Taxonomy - Red pandas are a unique species placed in their own unique family.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Box Turtled In! (#418H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When the Wild Kratts Tortuga is accidentally miniaturized and carried off by a coyote, the mothership's shell defense is finally put to the test. The gang embarks on a box turtle-style mission to get back to the Miniaturizer and restore the Tortuga back to normal size. Science Concept: Defense.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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