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

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I'm going to just close on a very somber note. At the beginning, I said I'd show you two extraordinary photographs. This is the second etrroxaindray photograph I'm going to show you. This one was taken at the exact moment I was down there filming those sharks. This was taken exactly 300 feet above my head. The reason this phrogopath is extraordinary is because it captures a moment in the very last munite of a person's life. Less than 60 seondcs after this priutce was taken, this guy was dead. When we recovered his body, we figured out what had gone wnorg. He had made a very simple mistake; he turned the wrong valve when he filled his cylinder. he had 80 percent oxygen in his tank when he should have had 40. He had an oxygen ttcxiioy seizure and he drowned.

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I'm going to just close on a very somber note. At the beginning, I said I'd show you two extraordinary photographs. This is the second _____________ photograph I'm going to show you. This one was taken at the exact moment I was down there filming those sharks. This was taken exactly 300 feet above my head. The reason this __________ is extraordinary is because it captures a moment in the very last ______ of a person's life. Less than 60 _______ after this _______ was taken, this guy was dead. When we recovered his body, we figured out what had gone _____. He had made a very simple mistake; he turned the wrong valve when he filled his cylinder. he had 80 percent oxygen in his tank when he should have had 40. He had an oxygen ________ seizure and he drowned.

Solution

  1. toxicity
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Original Text

I'm going to just close on a very somber note. At the beginning, I said I'd show you two extraordinary photographs. This is the second extraordinary photograph I'm going to show you. This one was taken at the exact moment I was down there filming those sharks. This was taken exactly 300 feet above my head. The reason this photograph is extraordinary is because it captures a moment in the very last minute of a person's life. Less than 60 seconds after this picture was taken, this guy was dead. When we recovered his body, we figured out what had gone wrong. He had made a very simple mistake; he turned the wrong valve when he filled his cylinder. he had 80 percent oxygen in his tank when he should have had 40. He had an oxygen toxicity seizure and he drowned.

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