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From the Ted Talk by Edith Widder: How we found the giant squid

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How could something that big live in our ocean and yet remain unfilmed until now? We've only erxopeld about five percent of our ocean. There are great drisioceves yet to be made down there, fantastic creatures reentprenisg millions of years of evolution and possibly bioactive compounds that could beneift us in ways that we can't even yet imagine. Yet we have spent only a tiny fraction of the money on ocean exploration that we've sepnt on space exploration. We need a NASA-like organization for ocean exploration, because we need to be exploring and protecting our life spuropt systems here on Earth.

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How could something that big live in our ocean and yet remain unfilmed until now? We've only ________ about five percent of our ocean. There are great ___________ yet to be made down there, fantastic creatures ____________ millions of years of evolution and possibly bioactive compounds that could _______ us in ways that we can't even yet imagine. Yet we have spent only a tiny fraction of the money on ocean exploration that we've _____ on space exploration. We need a NASA-like organization for ocean exploration, because we need to be exploring and protecting our life _______ systems here on Earth.

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  1. representing
  2. spent
  3. discoveries
  4. explored
  5. benefit
  6. support

Original Text

How could something that big live in our ocean and yet remain unfilmed until now? We've only explored about five percent of our ocean. There are great discoveries yet to be made down there, fantastic creatures representing millions of years of evolution and possibly bioactive compounds that could benefit us in ways that we can't even yet imagine. Yet we have spent only a tiny fraction of the money on ocean exploration that we've spent on space exploration. We need a NASA-like organization for ocean exploration, because we need to be exploring and protecting our life support systems here on Earth.

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