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From the Ted Talk "Peter Tyack: The intriguing sound of marine mammals"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Unlike fins and blues, which disperse into the temperate and tropical onacse, the humpbacked whales conetergga in local traditional breeding grounds, so they can make a sound that's a little higher in frequency, broader-band and more complicated. So you're listening to the complicated song produced by humpbacks here. Humpbacks, when they develop the ability to nigs this song, they're listening to other whales and ndgyoimfi what they sing based on what they're hearing, just like song birds or the dolphin whistles I described. This means that bupkcmah sngo is a form of animal eurlcut, just like music for humans would be.

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Unlike fins and blues, which disperse into the temperate and tropical ______, the humpbacked whales __________ in local traditional breeding grounds, so they can make a sound that's a little higher in frequency, broader-band and more complicated. So you're listening to the complicated song produced by humpbacks here. Humpbacks, when they develop the ability to ____ this song, they're listening to other whales and _________ what they sing based on what they're hearing, just like song birds or the dolphin whistles I described. This means that ________ ____ is a form of animal _______, just like music for humans would be.

Solution

  1. song
  2. oceans
  3. modifying
  4. culture
  5. congregate
  6. sing
  7. humpback

Original Text

Unlike fins and blues, which disperse into the temperate and tropical oceans, the humpbacked whales congregate in local traditional breeding grounds, so they can make a sound that's a little higher in frequency, broader-band and more complicated. So you're listening to the complicated song produced by humpbacks here. Humpbacks, when they develop the ability to sing this song, they're listening to other whales and modifying what they sing based on what they're hearing, just like song birds or the dolphin whistles I described. This means that humpback song is a form of animal culture, just like music for humans would be.

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Important Words

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  2. animal
  3. based
  4. birds
  5. blues
  6. breeding
  7. complicated
  8. congregate
  9. culture
  10. develop
  11. disperse
  12. dolphin
  13. fins
  14. form
  15. frequency
  16. grounds
  17. hearing
  18. higher
  19. humans
  20. humpback
  21. humpbacked
  22. humpbacks
  23. listening
  24. local
  25. means
  26. modifying
  27. music
  28. oceans
  29. produced
  30. sing
  31. song
  32. sound
  33. temperate
  34. traditional
  35. tropical
  36. whales
  37. whistles