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From the Ted Talk by Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean

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Now most of us, and I would say me inluecdd, think that huamn exploitation of the oacens really only became very serious in the last 50 to, perhaps, 100 years or so. The cnsues actually tried to look back in time, using every source of information they could get their hands on. And so anything from restaurant menus to monastery records to ships' logs to see what the oceans looked like. Because science data really goes back to, at best, World War II, for the most part. And so what they found, in fact, is that exploitation really baegn heavily with the Romans. And so at that time, of course, there was no refrigeration. So fishermen could only catch what they could either eat or sell that day. But the Romans delvpeoed salting. And with salting, it became possible to store fish and to transport it long distances. And so began iasiudrtnl fishing.

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Now most of us, and I would say me ________, think that _____ exploitation of the ______ really only became very serious in the last 50 to, perhaps, 100 years or so. The ______ actually tried to look back in time, using every source of information they could get their hands on. And so anything from restaurant menus to monastery records to ships' logs to see what the oceans looked like. Because science data really goes back to, at best, World War II, for the most part. And so what they found, in fact, is that exploitation really _____ heavily with the Romans. And so at that time, of course, there was no refrigeration. So fishermen could only catch what they could either eat or sell that day. But the Romans _________ salting. And with salting, it became possible to store fish and to transport it long distances. And so began __________ fishing.

Solution

  1. began
  2. oceans
  3. included
  4. human
  5. industrial
  6. developed
  7. census

Original Text

Now most of us, and I would say me included, think that human exploitation of the oceans really only became very serious in the last 50 to, perhaps, 100 years or so. The census actually tried to look back in time, using every source of information they could get their hands on. And so anything from restaurant menus to monastery records to ships' logs to see what the oceans looked like. Because science data really goes back to, at best, World War II, for the most part. And so what they found, in fact, is that exploitation really began heavily with the Romans. And so at that time, of course, there was no refrigeration. So fishermen could only catch what they could either eat or sell that day. But the Romans developed salting. And with salting, it became possible to store fish and to transport it long distances. And so began industrial fishing.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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sound waves 3
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limiting step 2
endangered species 2
east coast 2
dark blue 2
marine mammals 2
trophy fish 2
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york city 2
north sea 2
white shark 2
census scientists 2
coral reefs 2

Important Words

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  2. catch
  3. census
  4. data
  5. day
  6. developed
  7. distances
  8. eat
  9. exploitation
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  25. monastery
  26. oceans
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  29. refrigeration
  30. restaurant
  31. romans
  32. salting
  33. science
  34. sell
  35. source
  36. store
  37. time
  38. transport
  39. war
  40. world
  41. years