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"From the Ted Talk by David Gallo: Life in the deep oceans"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The truth of the matter is that the Titanic — even though it's breaking all sorts of box office records — it's not the most exciting story from the sea. And the problem, I think, is that we take the ocean for granted. When you think about it, the oceans are 75 pcrneet of the planet. Most of the planet is ocean water. The areagve depth is about two miles. Part of the problem, I think, is we stand at the baech, or we see images like this of the oaecn, and you look out at this great big blue expanse, and it's shimmering and it's moving and there's waves and there's surf and there's tides, but you have no idea for what lies in there. And in the oceans, there are the longest mouniatn ranges on the plneat. Most of the animals are in the oceans. Most of the eahuertkaqs and volcanoes are in the sea, at the bottom of the sea. The biodiversity and the biodensity in the ocean is hgiehr, in places, than it is in the rainforests. It's mostly unexplored, and yet there are buatfeuil sights like this that captivate us and make us become familiar with it.

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The truth of the matter is that the Titanic — even though it's breaking all sorts of box office records — it's not the most exciting story from the sea. And the problem, I think, is that we take the ocean for granted. When you think about it, the oceans are 75 _______ of the planet. Most of the planet is ocean water. The _______ depth is about two miles. Part of the problem, I think, is we stand at the _____, or we see images like this of the _____, and you look out at this great big blue expanse, and it's shimmering and it's moving and there's waves and there's surf and there's tides, but you have no idea for what lies in there. And in the oceans, there are the longest ________ ranges on the ______. Most of the animals are in the oceans. Most of the ___________ and volcanoes are in the sea, at the bottom of the sea. The biodiversity and the biodensity in the ocean is ______, in places, than it is in the rainforests. It's mostly unexplored, and yet there are _________ sights like this that captivate us and make us become familiar with it.

Solution

  1. average
  2. mountain
  3. percent
  4. beach
  5. planet
  6. ocean
  7. higher
  8. earthquakes
  9. beautiful

Original Text

The truth of the matter is that the Titanic — even though it's breaking all sorts of box office records — it's not the most exciting story from the sea. And the problem, I think, is that we take the ocean for granted. When you think about it, the oceans are 75 percent of the planet. Most of the planet is ocean water. The average depth is about two miles. Part of the problem, I think, is we stand at the beach, or we see images like this of the ocean, and you look out at this great big blue expanse, and it's shimmering and it's moving and there's waves and there's surf and there's tides, but you have no idea for what lies in there. And in the oceans, there are the longest mountain ranges on the planet. Most of the animals are in the oceans. Most of the earthquakes and volcanoes are in the sea, at the bottom of the sea. The biodiversity and the biodensity in the ocean is higher, in places, than it is in the rainforests. It's mostly unexplored, and yet there are beautiful sights like this that captivate us and make us become familiar with it.

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sea floor 4
mountain ranges 4
bill lange 3
water coming 3

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