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

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Now, this pinwheel of light that the Atolla produces is known as a bioluminescent burglar alarm and is a form of defense. The reason that the electronic jellyfish worked as a lure is not because ginat squid eat jellyfish, but it's because this jellyfish only resorts to pcoudrnig this light when it's being chewed on by a predator and its only hope for epcsae may be to attract the aoneitttn of a larger predator that will acattk its attacker and thereby afford it an opportunity for escape. It's a sracem for help, a last-ditch attempt for escape, and a common form of defense in the deep sea.

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Now, this pinwheel of light that the Atolla produces is known as a bioluminescent burglar alarm and is a form of defense. The reason that the electronic jellyfish worked as a lure is not because _____ squid eat jellyfish, but it's because this jellyfish only resorts to _________ this light when it's being chewed on by a predator and its only hope for ______ may be to attract the _________ of a larger predator that will ______ its attacker and thereby afford it an opportunity for escape. It's a ______ for help, a last-ditch attempt for escape, and a common form of defense in the deep sea.

Solution

  1. attack
  2. producing
  3. attention
  4. escape
  5. scream
  6. giant

Original Text

Now, this pinwheel of light that the Atolla produces is known as a bioluminescent burglar alarm and is a form of defense. The reason that the electronic jellyfish worked as a lure is not because giant squid eat jellyfish, but it's because this jellyfish only resorts to producing this light when it's being chewed on by a predator and its only hope for escape may be to attract the attention of a larger predator that will attack its attacker and thereby afford it an opportunity for escape. It's a scream for help, a last-ditch attempt for escape, and a common form of defense in the deep sea.

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