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

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But really, the most significant, most profound thing about this prctiue is it was taken two days before I was completely paralyzed from the neck down. I made a really stupid kind of mistake that most 19-year-old males do when they think they're immortal, and I got a bad case of the bends and was paralyzed, and had to be flown back for tmnreatet. I learned two really important things that day. The first thing I learned — well, I'm mtroal. That's a really big one. And the second thing I learned was that I knew, with profound cainterty, that this is exactly what I was going to do for the rest of my life. I had to foucs all my eriegens towards going to find new species of things down on deep coral reefs.

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But really, the most significant, most profound thing about this _______ is it was taken two days before I was completely paralyzed from the neck down. I made a really stupid kind of mistake that most 19-year-old males do when they think they're immortal, and I got a bad case of the bends and was paralyzed, and had to be flown back for _________. I learned two really important things that day. The first thing I learned — well, I'm ______. That's a really big one. And the second thing I learned was that I knew, with profound _________, that this is exactly what I was going to do for the rest of my life. I had to _____ all my ________ towards going to find new species of things down on deep coral reefs.

Solution

  1. treatment
  2. focus
  3. mortal
  4. picture
  5. energies
  6. certainty

Original Text

But really, the most significant, most profound thing about this picture is it was taken two days before I was completely paralyzed from the neck down. I made a really stupid kind of mistake that most 19-year-old males do when they think they're immortal, and I got a bad case of the bends and was paralyzed, and had to be flown back for treatment. I learned two really important things that day. The first thing I learned — well, I'm mortal. That's a really big one. And the second thing I learned was that I knew, with profound certainty, that this is exactly what I was going to do for the rest of my life. I had to focus all my energies towards going to find new species of things down on deep coral reefs.

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carbon dioxide 4
scuba divers 4
oxygen toxicity 4
deep dives 3
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Important Words

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  2. bends
  3. big
  4. case
  5. certainty
  6. completely
  7. coral
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  10. deep
  11. energies
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  14. focus
  15. immortal
  16. important
  17. kind
  18. knew
  19. learned
  20. life
  21. males
  22. mistake
  23. mortal
  24. neck
  25. paralyzed
  26. picture
  27. profound
  28. reefs
  29. rest
  30. significant
  31. species
  32. stupid
  33. treatment