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From the Ted Talk by Dean R. Lomax: A giant Jurassic sea dragon, unearthed

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Once we fully eepsoxd the skeleton, we then could eventually record all of our measurements and get a full data set. For example, like for the skull. niegl here, who I co-led the excavation with, so Nigel focused on the conservation side of things, ensuring that the ichthyosaur remains safe and secure throughout the entire excavation, Nigel is holding an ichthyosaur, a regular-size iohcustayhr sukll. Look at the size comparison to this jssrauic giant that we're ecavainxtg. Pretty phenomenal. And this ichthyosaur, I should say, that Nigel's holding, this is actually of a species I named after him a few years ago, called Ichthyosaurs larkini.

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Once we fully _______ the skeleton, we then could eventually record all of our measurements and get a full data set. For example, like for the skull. _____ here, who I co-led the excavation with, so Nigel focused on the conservation side of things, ensuring that the ichthyosaur remains safe and secure throughout the entire excavation, Nigel is holding an ichthyosaur, a regular-size ___________ _____. Look at the size comparison to this ________ giant that we're __________. Pretty phenomenal. And this ichthyosaur, I should say, that Nigel's holding, this is actually of a species I named after him a few years ago, called Ichthyosaurs larkini.

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  1. exposed
  2. nigel
  3. jurassic
  4. excavating
  5. ichthyosaur
  6. skull

Original Text

Once we fully exposed the skeleton, we then could eventually record all of our measurements and get a full data set. For example, like for the skull. Nigel here, who I co-led the excavation with, so Nigel focused on the conservation side of things, ensuring that the ichthyosaur remains safe and secure throughout the entire excavation, Nigel is holding an ichthyosaur, a regular-size ichthyosaur skull. Look at the size comparison to this Jurassic giant that we're excavating. Pretty phenomenal. And this ichthyosaur, I should say, that Nigel's holding, this is actually of a species I named after him a few years ago, called Ichthyosaurs larkini.

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Important Words

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