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"From the Ted Talk by Enric Sala: Glimpses of a pristine ocean"

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ES: Well, imagine that you have two gears of a watch, a big one and a slmal one. The big one is moving very slowly, and the small one is mviong fast. That's basically it. The animals at the lower parts of the food chain, they rerupcdoe very fast; they grow really fast; they produce mlinoils of eggs. Up there, you have sharks and large fish that live 25, 30 years. They reproduce very slowly; they have a slow metabolism; and, basically, they just maintain their biomass. So, blscaaliy, the production surplus of these guys down there is enough to maintain this bosiams that is not moving. They are like capacitors of the system.

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ES: Well, imagine that you have two gears of a watch, a big one and a _____ one. The big one is moving very slowly, and the small one is ______ fast. That's basically it. The animals at the lower parts of the food chain, they _________ very fast; they grow really fast; they produce ________ of eggs. Up there, you have sharks and large fish that live 25, 30 years. They reproduce very slowly; they have a slow metabolism; and, basically, they just maintain their biomass. So, _________, the production surplus of these guys down there is enough to maintain this _______ that is not moving. They are like capacitors of the system.

Solution

  1. moving
  2. reproduce
  3. small
  4. basically
  5. millions
  6. biomass

Original Text

ES: Well, imagine that you have two gears of a watch, a big one and a small one. The big one is moving very slowly, and the small one is moving fast. That's basically it. The animals at the lower parts of the food chain, they reproduce very fast; they grow really fast; they produce millions of eggs. Up there, you have sharks and large fish that live 25, 30 years. They reproduce very slowly; they have a slow metabolism; and, basically, they just maintain their biomass. So, basically, the production surplus of these guys down there is enough to maintain this biomass that is not moving. They are like capacitors of the system.

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collocation frequency
coral reef 4
protected areas 4
marine reserve 4
billion dollars 4
coral reefs 3
square meter 3
savings accounts 3

Important Words

  1. animals
  2. basically
  3. big
  4. biomass
  5. capacitors
  6. chain
  7. eggs
  8. fast
  9. fish
  10. food
  11. gears
  12. grow
  13. guys
  14. imagine
  15. large
  16. live
  17. maintain
  18. millions
  19. moving
  20. parts
  21. produce
  22. production
  23. reproduce
  24. sharks
  25. slow
  26. slowly
  27. small
  28. surplus
  29. system
  30. watch
  31. years