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"From the Ted Talk by Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus"

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And this whole eteysocsm wasn't even known about until 33 years ago. And it completely terhw science on its head. It made scientists rethink where life on Earth might have actually begun. And before the docviresy of these vents, all life on Earth, the key to life on Earth, was believed to be the sun and photosynthesis. But down there, there is no sun, there is no photosynthesis; it's chemosynthetic eoiemnnvnrt down there driving it, and it's all so ephemeral. You might film this unbelievable hydrothermal vent, which you think at the time has to be on another planet. It's amazing to think that this is actually on earth; it looks like aliens in an alien environment. But you go back to the same vent eight years later and it can be completely dead. There's no hot water. All of the animals are gone, they're dead, and the cmiyhnes are still there creating a really nice ghost town, an eerie, sokopy gshot town, but essentially devoid of animals, of course. But 10 miels down the ridge... pshhh! There's another volcano going. And there's a whole new hydrothermal vent community that has been formed. And this kind of life and death of hormydthrael vent ctoiuimmnes is going on every 30 or 40 years all along the ridge.

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And this whole _________ wasn't even known about until 33 years ago. And it completely _____ science on its head. It made scientists rethink where life on Earth might have actually begun. And before the _________ of these vents, all life on Earth, the key to life on Earth, was believed to be the sun and photosynthesis. But down there, there is no sun, there is no photosynthesis; it's chemosynthetic ___________ down there driving it, and it's all so ephemeral. You might film this unbelievable hydrothermal vent, which you think at the time has to be on another planet. It's amazing to think that this is actually on earth; it looks like aliens in an alien environment. But you go back to the same vent eight years later and it can be completely dead. There's no hot water. All of the animals are gone, they're dead, and the ________ are still there creating a really nice ghost town, an eerie, ______ _____ town, but essentially devoid of animals, of course. But 10 _____ down the ridge... pshhh! There's another volcano going. And there's a whole new hydrothermal vent community that has been formed. And this kind of life and death of ____________ vent ___________ is going on every 30 or 40 years all along the ridge.

Solution

  1. discovery
  2. hydrothermal
  3. ghost
  4. ecosystem
  5. communities
  6. threw
  7. environment
  8. miles
  9. spooky
  10. chimneys

Original Text

And this whole ecosystem wasn't even known about until 33 years ago. And it completely threw science on its head. It made scientists rethink where life on Earth might have actually begun. And before the discovery of these vents, all life on Earth, the key to life on Earth, was believed to be the sun and photosynthesis. But down there, there is no sun, there is no photosynthesis; it's chemosynthetic environment down there driving it, and it's all so ephemeral. You might film this unbelievable hydrothermal vent, which you think at the time has to be on another planet. It's amazing to think that this is actually on earth; it looks like aliens in an alien environment. But you go back to the same vent eight years later and it can be completely dead. There's no hot water. All of the animals are gone, they're dead, and the chimneys are still there creating a really nice ghost town, an eerie, spooky ghost town, but essentially devoid of animals, of course. But 10 miles down the ridge... pshhh! There's another volcano going. And there's a whole new hydrothermal vent community that has been formed. And this kind of life and death of hydrothermal vent communities is going on every 30 or 40 years all along the ridge.

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hydrothermal vent 4
coral head 4
mid water 3
hope spots 3
tube worms 3
vent community 3

Important Words

  1. alien
  2. aliens
  3. amazing
  4. animals
  5. begun
  6. believed
  7. chemosynthetic
  8. chimneys
  9. communities
  10. community
  11. completely
  12. creating
  13. dead
  14. death
  15. devoid
  16. discovery
  17. driving
  18. earth
  19. ecosystem
  20. eerie
  21. environment
  22. ephemeral
  23. essentially
  24. film
  25. formed
  26. ghost
  27. head
  28. hot
  29. hydrothermal
  30. key
  31. kind
  32. life
  33. miles
  34. nice
  35. photosynthesis
  36. planet
  37. rethink
  38. ridge
  39. science
  40. scientists
  41. spooky
  42. sun
  43. threw
  44. time
  45. town
  46. unbelievable
  47. vent
  48. vents
  49. volcano
  50. water
  51. years