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From the Ted Talk by Mike Gil: Could fish social networks help us save coral reefs?

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So clearly, clearly, for reef fish, dining out can be scary. But I wanted to understand how these fish do their job in rsiky situations. So my colleagues and I put massive video ceamra stands in a coral reef to remotely monitor entire feeding grounds that produce a lot of algae but are exposed to preortdas. And this perspective from above shows us the feeding bavehior and precise movements of many different fish, shown here with croelod dots. And by aznnliayg thousands of fish movements to and from feeding grounds, we dovecsried a partten. These fish, despite being from different species and not swimming in shcloos, were copying one another, such that one fish entering these dangerous feeding gurnods could lead many others to do the same. And fish stayed for longer and ate more algae when they were surrounded by more feeding fish.

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So clearly, clearly, for reef fish, dining out can be scary. But I wanted to understand how these fish do their job in _____ situations. So my colleagues and I put massive video ______ stands in a coral reef to remotely monitor entire feeding grounds that produce a lot of algae but are exposed to _________. And this perspective from above shows us the feeding ________ and precise movements of many different fish, shown here with _______ dots. And by _________ thousands of fish movements to and from feeding grounds, we __________ a _______. These fish, despite being from different species and not swimming in _______, were copying one another, such that one fish entering these dangerous feeding _______ could lead many others to do the same. And fish stayed for longer and ate more algae when they were surrounded by more feeding fish.

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  1. analyzing
  2. behavior
  3. colored
  4. grounds
  5. risky
  6. camera
  7. schools
  8. discovered
  9. predators
  10. pattern

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So clearly, clearly, for reef fish, dining out can be scary. But I wanted to understand how these fish do their job in risky situations. So my colleagues and I put massive video camera stands in a coral reef to remotely monitor entire feeding grounds that produce a lot of algae but are exposed to predators. And this perspective from above shows us the feeding behavior and precise movements of many different fish, shown here with colored dots. And by analyzing thousands of fish movements to and from feeding grounds, we discovered a pattern. These fish, despite being from different species and not swimming in schools, were copying one another, such that one fish entering these dangerous feeding grounds could lead many others to do the same. And fish stayed for longer and ate more algae when they were surrounded by more feeding fish.

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