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

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Now there are a group of sncetstiis living in Texas, working in the Gulf of Mexico who decided really as a labor of love to pull together all the knowledge they could about bdvoirisetiy in the Gulf of meixco. And so they put this together, a list of all the spceeis, where they're known to occur, and it really seemed like a very esoteric, scientific type of escierxe. But then, of course, there was the Deep Horizon oil spill. So all of a sudden, this labor of love for no obvious economic reason has become a critical piece of information in terms of how that system is going to rcoeevr, how long it will take and how the lawsuits and the multi-billion-dollar discussions that are going to happen in the coming years are likely to be rveloesd.

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Now there are a group of __________ living in Texas, working in the Gulf of Mexico who decided really as a labor of love to pull together all the knowledge they could about ____________ in the Gulf of ______. And so they put this together, a list of all the _______, where they're known to occur, and it really seemed like a very esoteric, scientific type of ________. But then, of course, there was the Deep Horizon oil spill. So all of a sudden, this labor of love for no obvious economic reason has become a critical piece of information in terms of how that system is going to _______, how long it will take and how the lawsuits and the multi-billion-dollar discussions that are going to happen in the coming years are likely to be ________.

Solution

  1. resolved
  2. biodiversity
  3. mexico
  4. scientists
  5. recover
  6. species
  7. exercise

Original Text

Now there are a group of scientists living in Texas, working in the Gulf of Mexico who decided really as a labor of love to pull together all the knowledge they could about biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico. And so they put this together, a list of all the species, where they're known to occur, and it really seemed like a very esoteric, scientific type of exercise. But then, of course, there was the Deep Horizon oil spill. So all of a sudden, this labor of love for no obvious economic reason has become a critical piece of information in terms of how that system is going to recover, how long it will take and how the lawsuits and the multi-billion-dollar discussions that are going to happen in the coming years are likely to be resolved.

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