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From the Ted Talk by Enric Sala: Let's turn the high seas into the world's largest nature reserve

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If you were to jump into any random spot in the ocean, you would probably see something like this. etmpy of large animals. Because we have taken them out of the water fstaer than they can reproduce. taody I want to prospoe a strategy to save ocean life, and the solution has a lot to do with economics. In 1999, a little place called Cabo Pulmo in Mexico was an underwater desert. The fishermen were so upset not having enough fish to catch that they did something that no one expected. Instead of spneindg more time at sea, trying to catch the few fish left, they soepptd fishing completely. They created a naaointl park in the sea. A no-take marine reserve.

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If you were to jump into any random spot in the ocean, you would probably see something like this. _____ of large animals. Because we have taken them out of the water ______ than they can reproduce. _____ I want to _______ a strategy to save ocean life, and the solution has a lot to do with economics. In 1999, a little place called Cabo Pulmo in Mexico was an underwater desert. The fishermen were so upset not having enough fish to catch that they did something that no one expected. Instead of ________ more time at sea, trying to catch the few fish left, they _______ fishing completely. They created a ________ park in the sea. A no-take marine reserve.

Solution

  1. stopped
  2. national
  3. today
  4. faster
  5. spending
  6. empty
  7. propose

Original Text

If you were to jump into any random spot in the ocean, you would probably see something like this. Empty of large animals. Because we have taken them out of the water faster than they can reproduce. Today I want to propose a strategy to save ocean life, and the solution has a lot to do with economics. In 1999, a little place called Cabo Pulmo in Mexico was an underwater desert. The fishermen were so upset not having enough fish to catch that they did something that no one expected. Instead of spending more time at sea, trying to catch the few fish left, they stopped fishing completely. They created a national park in the sea. A no-take marine reserve.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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high seas 25
seas fishing 4
random spot 2
wildest places 2
fishing companies 2
modeling study 2

ngrams of length 3

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high seas fishing 4

Important Words

  1. animals
  2. cabo
  3. called
  4. catch
  5. completely
  6. created
  7. desert
  8. economics
  9. empty
  10. expected
  11. faster
  12. fish
  13. fishermen
  14. fishing
  15. jump
  16. large
  17. left
  18. life
  19. lot
  20. marine
  21. mexico
  22. national
  23. ocean
  24. park
  25. place
  26. propose
  27. pulmo
  28. random
  29. reproduce
  30. reserve
  31. save
  32. sea
  33. solution
  34. spending
  35. spot
  36. stopped
  37. strategy
  38. time
  39. today
  40. underwater
  41. upset
  42. water