The coelacanth is protected from international trade by its listing on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (1) . Fishermen of the Grand Comoro Island have also imposed a voluntary ban on fishing in areas where coelacanths (or ‘gombessa’ as they are known locally) exist (5) , in a vital effort to save their country’s most unique fauna. The Coelacanth Rescue Mission is also distributing Deep Release Kits to local fishermen, which provide an effective method of returning accidentally caught fish to their deep habitat (3) . There have recently been encouraging signs that the Comoros population is now stable (5) , although careful monitoring will be needed to ensure this living fossil survives into the next millennium.
Lanterns utilizing LEDs are becoming increasingly popular due to energy conservation, improvements in LED technology, and reduced production costs. Mounted lanterns can use LED lamps in the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs . LEDs have become brighter and more rugged. Battery-powered lanterns typically run longer (due to low current draw from the batteries) than incandescent bulbs do and sometimes than fluorescent tubes of comparable brightness. Flashlights can be used as lanterns by diffuse (non- specular ) reflection, or by removing the focusing components.
"Raise the Red Lantern" is rated PG (Parental guidance suggested). It includes some sexual situations. Raise the Red Lantern Directed by Zhang Yimou; screenplay by Ni Zhen (in Mandarin with English subtitles), based on a novel by Su Tong; director of photography, Zhao Fei; edited by Du Yuan; music by Zhao Jiping; produced by Chiu Fu-Sheng; released by Orion Classics. At the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, Broadway at 62d Street, Manhattan. Running time: 125 minutes. This film is rated PG. Songlian . . Gong Li Chen Zuoqian . . Ma Jingwu Meishan . . He Caifei Zhuoyun . . Cao Cuifeng Yuru . . Jin Shuyuan Yan'er . . Kong Lin Mother Song . . Ding Weimin Dr. Gao . . Cui Zhihgang