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From the Ted Talk "Tierney Thys: Swim with the giant sunfish"

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I'd like to start ntohtig by something cmteoplley different, asking you to onji me by stepping off the land and jumping into the open ocean for a moment. 90 ecepntr of the living space on the planet is in the open ocean, and it's where leif — the title of our seminar tonight — it's where life began. And it's a lively and a lovely place, but we're rapidly changing the oceans with our — not only with our overfishing, our ieespsrnlobri ingsfhi, our adding of pollutants like fertilizer from our cropland, but also, most recently, with climate change, and Steve Schneider, I'm sure, will be going into greater detail on this. Now, as we continue to tinker with the acosne, more and more reports are predicting that the kinds of seas that we're creating will be conducive to low-energy type of animals, like jellyfish and bacteria. And this might be the kind of seas we're eadhde for.

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I'd like to start _______ by something __________ different, asking you to ____ me by stepping off the land and jumping into the open ocean for a moment. 90 _______ of the living space on the planet is in the open ocean, and it's where ____ — the title of our seminar tonight — it's where life began. And it's a lively and a lovely place, but we're rapidly changing the oceans with our — not only with our overfishing, our _____________ _______, our adding of pollutants like fertilizer from our cropland, but also, most recently, with climate change, and Steve Schneider, I'm sure, will be going into greater detail on this. Now, as we continue to tinker with the ______, more and more reports are predicting that the kinds of seas that we're creating will be conducive to low-energy type of animals, like jellyfish and bacteria. And this might be the kind of seas we're ______ for.

Solution

  1. life
  2. join
  3. headed
  4. irresponsible
  5. oceans
  6. percent
  7. tonight
  8. completely
  9. fishing

Original Text

I'd like to start tonight by something completely different, asking you to join me by stepping off the land and jumping into the open ocean for a moment. 90 percent of the living space on the planet is in the open ocean, and it's where life — the title of our seminar tonight — it's where life began. And it's a lively and a lovely place, but we're rapidly changing the oceans with our — not only with our overfishing, our irresponsible fishing, our adding of pollutants like fertilizer from our cropland, but also, most recently, with climate change, and Steve Schneider, I'm sure, will be going into greater detail on this. Now, as we continue to tinker with the oceans, more and more reports are predicting that the kinds of seas that we're creating will be conducive to low-energy type of animals, like jellyfish and bacteria. And this might be the kind of seas we're headed for.

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Important Words

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