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From the Ted Talk by Marah J. Hardt: Are we interrupting the kinky sex lives of fish?

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It's a very efficient system, but this is not the kind of mating sertagty that we see on a farm, right? I mean, this is weird. It's really strange. But if we don't know that these kidns of strategies eisxt or how they work, we can't know what kind of impacts we may be having, even in the deep sea. Just three years ago, we discovered a new sipeecs of deep sea octopus where the faeemls lay their eggs on sponges aahttecd to rocks that are over two and a half miles deep. These rocks contain rare earth malenris, and right now there are companies that are building bulldozers that would be capable of mining the deep sea floor for those rocks. But the bulldozers would scrape up all the sponges and all the eggs with them. Knowingly, and in many cases unknowingly, we are preventing susccusfel sex and rotudepicorn in the deep. And let's be honest, dating and mating is hard enough without somebody coming in and interrupting all the time, right? I mean, we know this.

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It's a very efficient system, but this is not the kind of mating ________ that we see on a farm, right? I mean, this is weird. It's really strange. But if we don't know that these _____ of strategies _____ or how they work, we can't know what kind of impacts we may be having, even in the deep sea. Just three years ago, we discovered a new _______ of deep sea octopus where the _______ lay their eggs on sponges ________ to rocks that are over two and a half miles deep. These rocks contain rare earth ________, and right now there are companies that are building bulldozers that would be capable of mining the deep sea floor for those rocks. But the bulldozers would scrape up all the sponges and all the eggs with them. Knowingly, and in many cases unknowingly, we are preventing __________ sex and ____________ in the deep. And let's be honest, dating and mating is hard enough without somebody coming in and interrupting all the time, right? I mean, we know this.

Solution

  1. kinds
  2. strategy
  3. exist
  4. minerals
  5. females
  6. reproduction
  7. successful
  8. attached
  9. species

Original Text

It's a very efficient system, but this is not the kind of mating strategy that we see on a farm, right? I mean, this is weird. It's really strange. But if we don't know that these kinds of strategies exist or how they work, we can't know what kind of impacts we may be having, even in the deep sea. Just three years ago, we discovered a new species of deep sea octopus where the females lay their eggs on sponges attached to rocks that are over two and a half miles deep. These rocks contain rare earth minerals, and right now there are companies that are building bulldozers that would be capable of mining the deep sea floor for those rocks. But the bulldozers would scrape up all the sponges and all the eggs with them. Knowingly, and in many cases unknowingly, we are preventing successful sex and reproduction in the deep. And let's be honest, dating and mating is hard enough without somebody coming in and interrupting all the time, right? I mean, we know this.

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