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From the Ted Talk by Charles Moore: Seas of plastic

Unscramble the Blue Letters

It so happens that mnlliois of albatross nitnesg on Kure and Midway atolls in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Monument fgorae here and sanvgece whatever they can find for regurgitation to their chicks. A four-month old Laysan Albatross chick died with this in its stomach. Hundreds of thousands of the goose-sized chicks are dying with stomachs full of bottle caps and other rubbish, like cigarette ltirhges ... but, mostly bottle caps. Sadly, their parents mistake bottle caps for food tossing about in the ocean scrufae.

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It so happens that ________ of albatross _______ on Kure and Midway atolls in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Monument ______ here and ________ whatever they can find for regurgitation to their chicks. A four-month old Laysan Albatross chick died with this in its stomach. Hundreds of thousands of the goose-sized chicks are dying with stomachs full of bottle caps and other rubbish, like cigarette ________ ... but, mostly bottle caps. Sadly, their parents mistake bottle caps for food tossing about in the ocean _______.

Solution

  1. lighters
  2. nesting
  3. millions
  4. surface
  5. forage
  6. scavenge

Original Text

It so happens that millions of albatross nesting on Kure and Midway atolls in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Monument forage here and scavenge whatever they can find for regurgitation to their chicks. A four-month old Laysan Albatross chick died with this in its stomach. Hundreds of thousands of the goose-sized chicks are dying with stomachs full of bottle caps and other rubbish, like cigarette lighters ... but, mostly bottle caps. Sadly, their parents mistake bottle caps for food tossing about in the ocean surface.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
bottle caps 5
long beach 4
plastic fragments 2
certified organic 2

Important Words

  1. albatross
  2. atolls
  3. bottle
  4. caps
  5. chick
  6. chicks
  7. cigarette
  8. died
  9. dying
  10. find
  11. food
  12. forage
  13. full
  14. hawaiian
  15. hundreds
  16. islands
  17. kure
  18. laysan
  19. lighters
  20. midway
  21. millions
  22. mistake
  23. monument
  24. national
  25. nesting
  26. northwest
  27. ocean
  28. parents
  29. regurgitation
  30. rubbish
  31. sadly
  32. scavenge
  33. stomach
  34. stomachs
  35. surface
  36. thousands
  37. tossing