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Lake Victoria (Nam Lolwe in Luo; Nalubaale in Luganda; Nyanza in Kinyarwanda and some Bantu languages) is one of the African Great Lakes. [1]

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Adaptive radiation

In evolutionary biology, adaptive radiation is a process in which organisms diversify rapidly from an ancestral species into a multitude of new forms, particularly when a change in the environment makes new resources available, creates new challenges, or opens new environmental niches.

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African clawless otter

The African clawless otter (Aonyx capensis), also known as the Cape clawless otter or groot otter, is the second-largest freshwater species of otter.

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African Great Lakes

The African Great Lakes (Maziwa Makuu) are a series of lakes constituting the part of the Rift Valley lakes in and around the East African Rift.

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African helmeted turtle

The African helmeted turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa), also known commonly as the marsh terrapin, the crocodile turtle, or in the pet trade as the African side-necked turtle, is a species of omnivorous side-necked terrapin in the family Pelomedusidae.

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African Journal of Ecology

The African Journal of Ecology (formerly East African Wildlife Journal) is a quarterly scientific journal focused on the ecology and conservation of the animals and plants of Africa.

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Algal bloom

An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in freshwater or marine water systems, and is recognized by the discoloration in the water from their pigments.

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Amphilius

Amphilius is a genus of catfishes of the family Amphiliidae.

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Aplocheilichthys

Aplocheilichthys spilauchen, the banded lampeye, is a species of poeciliid that is native to Africa, ranging from Senegal to Angola.

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Arabs

Arabs (عَرَب ISO 233, Arabic pronunciation) are a population inhabiting the Arab world.

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Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Initiated in 1947, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), formerly known as the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, is a scientific society with the goal of Advancing the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

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Bagrus

Bagrus is a genus of bagrid catfishes.

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Bantu languages

The Bantu languages (English:, Proto-Bantu: */baⁿtʊ̀/) technically the Narrow Bantu languages, as opposed to "Wide Bantu", a loosely defined categorization which includes other "Bantoid" languages are a large family of languages spoken by the Bantu peoples throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Bellamya (gastropod)

Bellamya is a genus of freshwater snails with a gill and an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the family Viviparidae.

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Biomphalaria

Biomphalaria is a genus of air-breathing freshwater snails, aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails and their allies.

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Bivalvia

Bivalvia, in previous centuries referred to as the Lamellibranchiata and Pelecypoda, is a class of marine and freshwater molluscs that have laterally compressed bodies enclosed by a shell consisting of two hinged parts.

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Bohor reedbuck

The bohor reedbuck (Redunca redunca) is an antelope native to central Africa.

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Brycinus

Brycinus is a genus of ray-finned fish in the family Alestiidae.

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Bukoba

Bukoba is a city situated in the north west of The United Republic Of Tanzania on the south western shores of Lake Victoria.

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Bulinus

Bulinus is a genus of small tropical freshwater snails, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the family Planorbidae, the ramshorn snails and their allies.

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Burundi

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi,; République du Burundi, or), is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

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Cane rat

The genus Thryonomys, also known as the cane rats, is a genus of rodent found throughout Africa south of the Sahara, the only members of the family Thryonomyidae.

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Caridina nilotica

Caridina nilotica is a species of freshwater shrimp in the family Atyidae.

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Clariallabes

Clariallabes is a genus of airbreathing catfishes found in Africa.

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Clarias

Clarias is a genus of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Clariidae, the airbreathing catfishes.

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Cleopatra (gastropod)

Cleopatra is a genus of freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod molluscs in the family Paludomidae within the subfamily Cleopatrinae.

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Coelatura

Coelatura is a genus of bivalve in the Unionidae family.

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Congo River

The Congo River (also spelled Kongo River and known as the Zaire River) is the second longest river in Africa after the Nile and the second largest river in the world by discharge volume of water (after the Amazon), and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of.

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Conservation Biology (journal)

Conservation Biology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, published by Wiley-Blackwell and established in May 1987.

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Corbicula

Corbicula is a genus of freshwater and brackish water clams, aquatic bivalve mollusks in the family Cyrenidae, the basket clams.

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Core sample

A core sample is a cylindrical section of (usually) a naturally occurring substance.

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Critically endangered

A critically endangered (CR) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Ctenopoma

Ctenopoma is a genus of climbing gouramies native to Africa.

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Cubic metre per second

A cubic metre per second (m3s−1, m3/s, cumecs or cubic meter per second in American English) is a derived SI unit of volumetric flow rate equal to that of a stere or cube with sides of one metre (~39.37 in) in length exchanged or moving each second.

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Cubic yard

A cubic yard (symbol yd3) is an Imperial / U.S. customary (non-SI non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, Canada, and the UK.

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Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus papyrus (papyrus,papyrus sedge, paper reed, Indian matting plant, Nile grass) is a species of aquatic flowering plant belonging to the sedge family Cyperaceae.

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Darwin's Nightmare

Darwin's Nightmare is a 2004 Austrian-French-Belgian documentary film written and directed by Hubert Sauper, dealing with the environmental and social effects of the fishing industry around Lake Victoria in Tanzania.

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David Livingstone

David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Christian Congregationalist, pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late-19th-century Victorian era.

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Depression (geology)

A depression in geology is a landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area.

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Detritivore

Detritivores, also known as detrivores, detritophages, detritus feeders, or detritus eaters, are heterotrophs that obtain nutrients by consuming detritus (decomposing plant and animal parts as well as feces).

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Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.

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Drainage basin

A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.

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East African Rift

The East African Rift (EAR) is an active continental rift zone in East Africa.

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Ecosystem

An ecosystem is a community made up of living organisms and nonliving components such as air, water, and mineral soil.

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Eichhornia crassipes

Eichhornia crassipes, commonly known as common water hyacinth, is an aquatic plant native to the Amazon basin, and is often a highly problematic invasive species outside its native range.

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Endemism

Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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Entebbe

Entebbe is a major town in Central Uganda.

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Enteromius

Enteromius is a genus of small to medium-sized cyprinid fish native to tropical Africa.

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Environmental issue

Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment.

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Ethnic groups in Europe

The Indigenous peoples of Europe are the focus of European ethnology, the field of anthropology related to the various indigenous groups that reside in the nations of Europe.

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Eutrophication

Eutrophication (from Greek eutrophos, "well-nourished"), or hypertrophication, is when a body of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients that induce excessive growth of plants and algae.

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Evolution

Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.

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Exploration

Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.

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Extinct in the wild

An extinct in the wild (EW) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as only known by living members kept in captivity or as a naturalized population outside its historic range due to massive habitat loss.

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Fish fin

Fins are usually the most distinctive anatomical features of a fish.

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Fish kill

The term fish kill, known also as fish die-off, refers to a localized die-off of fish populations which may also be associated with more generalized mortality of aquatic life.

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Fishery

Generally, a fishery is an entity engaged in raising or harvesting fish which is determined by some authority to be a fishery.

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Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'Alimentazione e l'Agricoltura) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

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Fresh water

Fresh water (or freshwater) is any naturally occurring water except seawater and brackish water.

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Freshwater crab

There are around 1,300 species of freshwater crabs, distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics, divided among eight families.

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Freshwater snail

Freshwater snails are gastropod mollusks which live in freshwater.

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Gabbiella

Gabbiella is an East African genus of small freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic prosobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Bithyniidae.

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Garra

Garra is a genus of fish in the family Cyprinidae.

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Giant otter shrew

The giant otter shrew (Potamogale velox) is a semiaquatic, carnivorous tenrec.

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Gill

A gill is a respiratory organ found in many aquatic organisms that extracts dissolved oxygen from water and excretes carbon dioxide.

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Gnathonemus

Gnathonemus is a genus of elephantfish in the family Mormyridae.

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Gold

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally.

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Grain (unit)

A grain is a unit of measurement of mass, and in the troy weight, avoirdupois, and Apothecaries' system, equal to exactly.

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Haplochromine

The haplochromine cichlids are a tribe of cichlids in subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae called Haplochromini.

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Haplochromis

Haplochromis is a ray-finned fish genus in the family Cichlidae.

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Henry Morton Stanley

Sir Henry Morton Stanley (born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904) was a Welsh journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

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Hippopotamus

The common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis).

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Hippopotamyrus

Hippopotamyrus is a genus of elephantfish in the family Mormyridae.

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History of Kenya

A part of Eastern Africa, the territory of what is now Kenya has seen human habitation since the beginning of the Lower Paleolithic.

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Homa Bay

Homa Bay is a bay and town on the south shore of Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria, in western Kenya.

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Host (biology)

In biology and medicine, a host is an organism that harbours a parasitic, a mutualistic, or a commensalist guest (symbiont), the guest typically being provided with nourishment and shelter.

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Hybrid (biology)

In biology, a hybrid, or crossbreed, is the result of combining the qualities of two organisms of different breeds, varieties, species or genera through sexual reproduction.

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Hydrobiologia

Hydrobiologia: The International Journal of Aquatic Sciences is a scientific journal specialising in hydrobiology, including limnology and oceanography, systematics of aquatic organisms and aquatic ecology.

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Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.

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Hypolimnion

The hypolimnion or under lake is the dense, bottom layer of water in a thermally-stratified lake.

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Insectivore

robber fly eating a hoverfly An insectivore is a carnivorous plant or animal that eats insects.

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

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Introduced species

An introduced species (alien species, exotic species, non-indigenous species, or non-native species) is a species living outside its native distributional range, which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental.

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Invasive species

An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.

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Invertebrate

Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column (commonly known as a backbone or spine), derived from the notochord.

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IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, has evolved to become the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.

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Ivory

Ivory is a hard, white material from the tusks (traditionally elephants') and teeth of animals, that can be used in art or manufacturing.

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Jinja, Uganda

Jinja is a town in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.

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John Hanning Speke

John Hanning Speke (4 May 1827 – 15 September 1864) was an English explorer and officer in the British Indian Army who made three exploratory expeditions to Africa.

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Jonathan Kingdon

Jonathan Kingdon (born 1935 in Tanzania) is a zoologist, science author, and artist; a research associate at the University of Oxford.

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Kagera River

The Kagera River, also Akagera River, or Alexandra Nile, is an East African river, forming part of the upper headwaters of the Nile and carrying water from its most distant source.

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Kampala

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda.

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Kendu Bay

Kendu Bay is a bay and town in Kenya.

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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.

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Kiira Hydroelectric Power Station

Kiira Power Station, sometimes spelled Kiyira Power Station, is a hydroelectric power station with an installed capacity of, in Uganda.

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Kinyarwanda

Kinyarwanda; known as Igifumbira in Uganda) is an official language of Rwanda and a dialect of the Rwanda-Rundi language spoken by 12 million people in Rwanda, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjacent parts of southern Uganda. (The Kirundi dialect is the official language of neighbouring Burundi.) Kinyarwanda is one of the four official languages of Rwanda (along with English, French and Kiswahili) and is spoken by almost all of the native population. That contrasts with most modern African states, whose borders were drawn by colonial powers and do not correspond to ethnic boundaries or precolonial kingdoms.

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Kishanda

Kishanda is a national reserve for elephants in Tanzania.

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Kisii, Kenya

Kisii is a city in south-western Kenya.

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Kisumu

Kisumu, officially known as Kisumu City (and formerly Port Florence), is the Kenyan inland port city on Lake Victoria and the capital city of Kisumu County, Kenya.

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Labeo

Labeo is a genus of carps in the family Cyprinidae.

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Labeobarbus

Labeobarbus is a mid-sized ray-finned fish genus in the family Cyprinidae.

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Lake Albert (Africa)

Lake Albert, also Albert Nyanza and formerly Lake Mobutu Sese Seko, is a lake located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Lake Edward

Lake Edward, Rutanzige or Edward Nyanza is the smallest of the African Great Lakes.

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Lake George (Uganda)

Lake George or Lake Dweru is a lake in Uganda.

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Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes.

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Lake Kyoga

Lake Kyoga (also spelled Kioga) is a large shallow lake in Uganda, about in area and at an elevation of 1,033 metres.

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Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

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Lake Superior

Lake Superior (Lac Supérieur; ᑭᑦᒉᐁ-ᑲᒣᐁ, Gitchi-Gami) is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America.

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Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake.

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Lake Victoria deepwater catfish

The Lake Victoria deepwater catfish (Xenoclarias eupogon) is a species of catfish (order Siluriformes) of the family Clariidae.

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Lake Victoria ferries

Lake Victoria ferries are motor ships (earlier examples were steamboats) carrying freight and passengers among Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya on Lake Victoria.

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List of explorers

The following is a list of explorers.

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List of lakes by volume

This article lists lakes with a water volume of more than 100 km³, ranked by volume.

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Longman

Longman, commonly known as Pearson Longman, is a publishing company founded in London, England, in 1724 and is owned by Pearson PLC.

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Luganda

Luganda, or Ganda (Oluganda), is one of the major languages in Uganda and is spoken by more than five million Baganda and other people principally in central Uganda, including the capital Kampala of Uganda.

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Luo languages

The dozen Luo, Lwo or Lwoian languages are spoken by the Luo peoples in an area ranging from southern Sudan to southern Kenya, with Dholuo extending into northern Tanzania and Alur into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Maboko Island

Maboko Island is a small island lying in the Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria, in Nyanza Province of western Kenya.

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Map

A map is a symbolic depiction emphasizing relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, or themes.

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Marbled lungfish

The marbled lungfish (Protopterus aethiopicus) is a lungfish of the family Protopteridae.

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Marcusenius

Marcusenius is a genus of elephantfishes native to Africa.

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Marsh mongoose

The marsh mongoose or water mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) is a medium-sized mammal, though large for a mongoose.

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Mastacembelus

Mastacembelus is a genus of many species of spiny eel fish from the family Mastacembelidae.

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Melanoides

Melanoides is a genus of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Thiaridae.

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Micropanchax

Micropanchax is a genus of poeciliids native to Africa.

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Migori

Migori is a town and the capital of Migori County, Kenya.

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Missionary

A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.

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Molluscivore

A molluscivore is a carnivorous animal that specialises in feeding on molluscs such as gastropods, bivalves, brachiopods and cephalopods.

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Mormyrus

Mormyrus is a genus of fish in the Mormyridae family.

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Muhammad al-Idrisi

Abu Abdullah Muhammad al-Idrisi al-Qurtubi al-Hasani as-Sabti, or simply al-Idrisi (أبو عبد الله محمد الإدريسي القرطبي الحسني السبتي; Dreses; 1100 – 1165), was an Arab Muslim geographer, cartographer and Egyptologist who lived in Palermo, Sicily at the court of King Roger II.

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Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River in Uganda.

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Musoma

Musoma a city in north west of Tanzania.

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MV Bukoba

MV Bukoba was a Lake Victoria ferry that carried passengers and cargo between the Tanzanian ports of Bukoba and Mwanza.

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MV Victoria (1959)

MV Victoria is a Lake Victoria ferry operated by the Marine Services Company Limited of Tanzania.

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Mwanza

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern eastern shores of Lake Victoria in north western Tanzania.

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Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya.

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Nalubaale Hydroelectric Power Station

Nalubaale Power Station, formerly known as Owen Falls Dam, is a hydroelectric power station across the White Nile near to its source at Lake Victoria in Uganda.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world.

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New Scientist

New Scientist, first published on 22 November 1956, is a weekly, English-language magazine that covers all aspects of science and technology.

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New York Herald

The New York Herald was a large-distribution newspaper based in New York City that existed between May 6, 1835, and 1924 when it merged with the New-York Tribune.

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Nile

The Nile River (النيل, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew:, Ha-Ye'or or, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.

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Nile crocodile

The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile, the largest freshwater predator in Africa, and may be considered the second-largest extant reptile and crocodilian in the world, after the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).

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Nile perch

The Nile perch (Lates niloticus) is a species of freshwater fish in family Latidae of order Perciformes.

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Nile tilapia

The Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is a species of tilapia, a cichlid fish native to Africa from Egypt south to east and central Africa, and as far west as Gambia.

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Ningu

The ningu (Labeo victorianus) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae.

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Nothobranchius

Nothobranchius is a genus of small, freshwater annual fish.

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Nzoia River

The Nzoia River is a 160-mile (257 km) long Kenyan river, rising from Mount Elgon.

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Oreochromis esculentus

Oreochromis esculentus, the Singida tilapia or Graham's tilapia, is a critically endangered species of cichlid endemic to the Lake Victoria basin, including some of its satellite lakes such as Kyoga, in Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.

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Oreochromis leucostictus

Oreochromis leucostictus is a species of cichlid originally native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

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Oreochromis variabilis

Oreochromis variabilis, the Victoria tilapia, is a critically endangered species of cichlid native to Lake Victoria and its tributaries, Lake Kyoga, Lake Kwania, and Lake Salisbury, as well as being found in the Victorian reach of the Nile above Murchison Falls.

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Overfishing

Overfishing is the removal of a species of fish from a body of water at a rate that the species cannot replenish in time, resulting in those species either becoming depleted or very underpopulated in that given area.

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Owen Falls

The Owen Falls was a waterfall on the White Nile in Uganda near the city of Jinja, 4 km from the point at which the river leaves Lake Victoria.

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Petrocephalus

Petrocephalus is a genus of fish in the family Mormyridae.

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Piscivore

A piscivore is a carnivorous animal that eats primarily fish.

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Planktivore

A planktivore is an aquatic organism that feeds on planktonic food, including zooplankton and phytoplankton.

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Pollimyrus

Pollimyrus is a genus of elephantfishes native to Africa.

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Port Bell

Port Bell is a small industrial centre in the greater metropolitan Kampala area, in Uganda.

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Potamonautes emini

Potamonautes emini is a species of crustacean in the family Potamonautidae.

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Potamonautes niloticus

Potamonautes niloticus is a species of freshwater crab in the family Potamonautidae.

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Precipitation

In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity.

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Public aquarium

A public aquarium (plural: public aquaria or public aquariums) is the aquatic counterpart of a zoo, which houses living aquatic animal and plant specimens for public viewing.

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Quaternary glaciation

The Quaternary glaciation, also known as the Quaternary Ice Age or Pleistocene glaciation, is a series of glacial events separated by interglacial events during the Quaternary period from 2.58 Ma (million years ago) to present.

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Queen Victoria

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

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Redbelly tilapia

The redbelly tilapia (Coptodon zillii) is a species of fish in the cichlid family.

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Redbreast tilapia

The redbreast tilapia, Coptodon rendalli, is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family.

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Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat.

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Riparian zone

A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream.

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Ripon Falls

Ripon Falls at the northern end of Lake Victoria in Uganda was formerly considered the source of the river Nile.

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River delta

A river delta is a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or stagnant water.

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Royal Mail Ship

Royal Mail Ship (sometimes Steam-ship or Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used for seagoing vessels that carry mail under contract to the British Royal Mail.

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Rwanda

Rwanda (U Rwanda), officially the Republic of Rwanda (Repubulika y'u Rwanda; République du Rwanda), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

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Schilbe intermedius

Schilbe intermedius or the silver butter catfish is a widespread species of African catfish.

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Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever and bilharzia, is a disease caused by parasitic flatworms called schistosomes.

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Sensu

Sensu is a Latin word meaning "in the sense of".

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Sewage

Sewage (or domestic wastewater or municipal wastewater) is a type of wastewater that is produced from a community of people.

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Sexual dimorphism

Sexual dimorphism is the condition where the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics beyond the differences in their sexual organs.

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Silver cyprinid

The silver cyprinid (Rastrineobola argentea) also known as the Lake Victoria sardine or mukene, is a species of pelagic, freshwater ray-finned fish in the carp family, Cyprinidae from East Africa.

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Sitatunga

The sitatunga or marshbuck (Tragelaphus spekii) is a swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout central Africa, centering on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, parts of Southern Sudan, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

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Slavery

Slavery is any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of property.

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Sphaerium

Sphaerium is a genus of very small freshwater clams, aquatic bivalve molluscs in the family Sphaeriidae, known as the fingernail clams.

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Spotted-necked otter

The spotted-necked otter (Hydrictis maculicollis), or speckle-throated otter, is an otter native to sub-Saharan Africa.

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Ssese Islands

The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of eighty-four islands in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria in Uganda.

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Stream

A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.

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Synodontis

Synodontis is the largest genus of mochokid catfishes.

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Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.

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Thermocline

A thermocline (also known as the thermal layer or the metalimnion in lakes) is a thin but distinct layer in a large body of fluid (e.g. water, such as an ocean or lake) or air (such as an atmosphere) in which temperature changes more rapidly with depth than it does in the layers above or below.

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Tilapia

Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe.

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Train ferry

A train ferry is a ship (ferry) designed to carry railway vehicles.

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Tropics

The tropics are a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.

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Uganda

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa.

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Uganda Game and Fisheries Department

The Uganda Game and Fisheries Department was the lead wildlife conservation agency of the Uganda Protectorate.

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Uganda Protectorate

The British Protectorate of Uganda was a protectorate of the British Empire from 1894 to 1962.

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Undescribed taxon

In taxonomy, an undescribed taxon is a taxon (for example, a species) that has been discovered, but not yet formally described and named.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.

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University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a public research university in Falmer, Sussex, England.

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Variable mud turtle

The Variable mud turtle (Pelusios rhodesianus) is a species of turtle in the Pelomedusidae family.

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Vermin

Vermin (colloquially varmint or varmit) are pests or nuisance animals, that spread diseases or destroy crops or livestock.

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Waterbuck

The waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is a large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Welsh Americans

Welsh Americans are an American ethnic group whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in Wales.

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White Nile

The White Nile (النيل الأبيض) is a river in Africa, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile; the other is the Blue Nile.

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Williams' mud turtle

Williams' mud turtle (Pelusios williamsi) is a species of turtle in the family Pelomedusidae.

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World Bank

The World Bank (Banque mondiale) is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects.

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World Digital Library

The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.

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Xenobarbus loveridgei

Xenobarbus loveridgei is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Tanzania where it is found in Lake Victoria.

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Zaireichthys

Zaireichthys is a genus of loach catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Amphiliidae.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Victoria

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