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From the Ted Talk "Darren Croft: Inside the killer whale matriarchy"

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Even with the grandmothers’ _____________, the Southern Resident killer ______ are critically endangered, largely due to a decline in salmon. We urgently need to ______ in restoring salmon populations to save them from __________. In the long term, we’ll need more studies like the Center for Whale Research’s. What we’ve learned about the Southern Residents may not hold true for other groups. By studying other ___________ closely, we might uncover more startling adaptations, and anticipate their vulnerabilities to _____ interference before their survival is at risk.

Solution

  1. populations
  2. whales
  3. invest
  4. human
  5. extinction
  6. contributions

Original Text

Even with the grandmothers’ contributions, the Southern Resident killer whales are critically endangered, largely due to a decline in salmon. We urgently need to invest in restoring salmon populations to save them from extinction. In the long term, we’ll need more studies like the Center for Whale Research’s. What we’ve learned about the Southern Residents may not hold true for other groups. By studying other populations closely, we might uncover more startling adaptations, and anticipate their vulnerabilities to human interference before their survival is at risk.

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