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"From the Ted Talk by Triona McGrath: How pollution is changing the ocean's chemistry"

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Now I'd like to give you an example of just how we collect our data to _______ a changing _____. Firstly we _______ a lot of our samples in the middle of winter. So as you can _______, in the North Atlantic we get hit with some seriously stormy conditions — so not for any of you who get a little motion sickness, but we are collecting some very valuable data. So we lower this instrument over the side of the ship, and there are sensors that are mounted on the bottom that can tell us information about the surrounding water, such as ___________ or _________ ______. And then we can collect our seawater samples in these _____ bottles. So we _____ at the bottom, which can be over four kilometers deep just off our continental shelf, and we take samples at regular intervals right up to the surface. We take the seawater back on the deck, and then we can either analyze them on the ship or back in the laboratory for the different chemicals parameters.

Solution

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  2. imagine
  3. oxygen
  4. ocean
  5. temperature
  6. dissolved
  7. monitor
  8. start
  9. collect

Original Text

Now I'd like to give you an example of just how we collect our data to monitor a changing ocean. Firstly we collect a lot of our samples in the middle of winter. So as you can imagine, in the North Atlantic we get hit with some seriously stormy conditions — so not for any of you who get a little motion sickness, but we are collecting some very valuable data. So we lower this instrument over the side of the ship, and there are sensors that are mounted on the bottom that can tell us information about the surrounding water, such as temperature or dissolved oxygen. And then we can collect our seawater samples in these large bottles. So we start at the bottom, which can be over four kilometers deep just off our continental shelf, and we take samples at regular intervals right up to the surface. We take the seawater back on the deck, and then we can either analyze them on the ship or back in the laboratory for the different chemicals parameters.

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collocation frequency
carbon dioxide 12
ocean acidification 8
ocean acidity 6
human activities 3
climate change 3
marine life 3
carbonate ions 3
cold water 3
water corals 3

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collocation frequency
cold water corals 3

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