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

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This is the first of two rather extraordinary pgtprahhoos I'm going to show you tdaoy. It was taken 18 yaers ago. I was 19 years old at the time. I had just returned from one of the dpeeest dives I'd ever made at that time — a little over 200 feet. And I had caught this little fish. It tnrus out that particular one was the first of its kind ever taken alive. I'm not just an ichthyologist, I'm a bona fide fish nerd. And to a fish nerd, this is some ptrety exciting stuff. More exciting was the fact that the person who took this photo is a guy named Jack Randall, the greatest living isiyhoctohlgt on earth — the Grand Poobah of fish nerds, if you will. And so, it was really exciting to me to have this moment in time. It set the course for the rest of my life.

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This is the first of two rather extraordinary ___________ I'm going to show you _____. It was taken 18 _____ ago. I was 19 years old at the time. I had just returned from one of the _______ dives I'd ever made at that time — a little over 200 feet. And I had caught this little fish. It _____ out that particular one was the first of its kind ever taken alive. I'm not just an ichthyologist, I'm a bona fide fish nerd. And to a fish nerd, this is some ______ exciting stuff. More exciting was the fact that the person who took this photo is a guy named Jack Randall, the greatest living _____________ on earth — the Grand Poobah of fish nerds, if you will. And so, it was really exciting to me to have this moment in time. It set the course for the rest of my life.

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  2. turns
  3. ichthyologist
  4. pretty
  5. today
  6. years
  7. deepest

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This is the first of two rather extraordinary photographs I'm going to show you today. It was taken 18 years ago. I was 19 years old at the time. I had just returned from one of the deepest dives I'd ever made at that time — a little over 200 feet. And I had caught this little fish. It turns out that particular one was the first of its kind ever taken alive. I'm not just an ichthyologist, I'm a bona fide fish nerd. And to a fish nerd, this is some pretty exciting stuff. More exciting was the fact that the person who took this photo is a guy named Jack Randall, the greatest living ichthyologist on earth — the Grand Poobah of fish nerds, if you will. And so, it was really exciting to me to have this moment in time. It set the course for the rest of my life.

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