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From the Ted Talk by Kristina Gjerde: Making law on the high seas

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We are talking about the high seas. The "high seas" is a legal term, but in fact, it covers 50 percent of the planet. With an average dpeth of the ocaens of 4,000 meters, in fact, the high seas covers and provides nearly 90 percent of the hataibt for life on this Earth. It is, in theory, the global commons, belonging to us all. But in reality, it is managed by and for those who have the resources to go out and expolit it. So today I'm going to take you on a voyage to cast light on some of the outdated myths and legends and assumptions that have kept us as the true stakeholders in the high seas in the dark. We're going to voyage to some of these special pelacs that we've been discovering in the past few years to show why we really need to care. And then finally, we're going to try to develop and pineeor a new psrtveicepe on high seas gnnavorcee that's rooted in ocean-basin-wide conservation, but framed in an arena of galobl nmros of precaution and respect.

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We are talking about the high seas. The "high seas" is a legal term, but in fact, it covers 50 percent of the planet. With an average _____ of the ______ of 4,000 meters, in fact, the high seas covers and provides nearly 90 percent of the _______ for life on this Earth. It is, in theory, the global commons, belonging to us all. But in reality, it is managed by and for those who have the resources to go out and _______ it. So today I'm going to take you on a voyage to cast light on some of the outdated myths and legends and assumptions that have kept us as the true stakeholders in the high seas in the dark. We're going to voyage to some of these special ______ that we've been discovering in the past few years to show why we really need to care. And then finally, we're going to try to develop and _______ a new ___________ on high seas __________ that's rooted in ocean-basin-wide conservation, but framed in an arena of ______ _____ of precaution and respect.

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  4. depth
  5. habitat
  6. governance
  7. norms
  8. oceans
  9. places
  10. perspective

Original Text

We are talking about the high seas. The "high seas" is a legal term, but in fact, it covers 50 percent of the planet. With an average depth of the oceans of 4,000 meters, in fact, the high seas covers and provides nearly 90 percent of the habitat for life on this Earth. It is, in theory, the global commons, belonging to us all. But in reality, it is managed by and for those who have the resources to go out and exploit it. So today I'm going to take you on a voyage to cast light on some of the outdated myths and legends and assumptions that have kept us as the true stakeholders in the high seas in the dark. We're going to voyage to some of these special places that we've been discovering in the past few years to show why we really need to care. And then finally, we're going to try to develop and pioneer a new perspective on high seas governance that's rooted in ocean-basin-wide conservation, but framed in an arena of global norms of precaution and respect.

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