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"From the Ted Talk by Richard Pyle: A dive into the reef's Twilight Zone"

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Now, I don't know if any of you get US News and wlrod Report — I got the recent issue. There's a cover story about the great explorers of our time. The last article is entitled, "No New Frontiers." It questions whether or not there really are any new frontiers out there, whether there are any true, hcdarroe discoveries that can still be made. My favorite line from the article: [... 'discovery' can mean finding a gppuy with an erxta spine in its dorsal fin."] I have to laugh; they don't call us fish nerds for nothing. We actually do get excited about finding a new dorsal spnie in a guppy. But it's much more than that. I want to show you a few of the guppies we've found over the years.

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Now, I don't know if any of you get US News and _____ Report — I got the recent issue. There's a cover story about the great explorers of our time. The last article is entitled, "No New Frontiers." It questions whether or not there really are any new frontiers out there, whether there are any true, ________ discoveries that can still be made. My favorite line from the article: [... 'discovery' can mean finding a _____ with an _____ spine in its dorsal fin."] I have to laugh; they don't call us fish nerds for nothing. We actually do get excited about finding a new dorsal _____ in a guppy. But it's much more than that. I want to show you a few of the guppies we've found over the years.

Solution

  1. guppy
  2. hardcore
  3. extra
  4. spine
  5. world

Original Text

Now, I don't know if any of you get US News and World Report — I got the recent issue. There's a cover story about the great explorers of our time. The last article is entitled, "No New Frontiers." It questions whether or not there really are any new frontiers out there, whether there are any true, hardcore discoveries that can still be made. My favorite line from the article: [... 'discovery' can mean finding a guppy with an extra spine in its dorsal fin."] I have to laugh; they don't call us fish nerds for nothing. We actually do get excited about finding a new dorsal spine in a guppy. But it's much more than that. I want to show you a few of the guppies we've found over the years.

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Important Words

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