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"From the Ted Talk by Barbara Block: Tagging tuna in the deep ocean"

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I've been fascinated for a lifetime by the beauty, form and function of gniat bluefin tuna. blfeuin are warmblooded like us. They're the lasregt of the tunas, the second-largest fish in the sea — bony fish. They actually are a fish that is endothermic — pwores through the ocean with warm muscles like a mamaml. That's one of our bluefin at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You can see in its shape and its streamlined design it's poweerd for oeacn swimming. It flies through the ocean on its pectoral fins, gets lift, powers its movements with a lunate tail. It's actually got a naked skin for most of its body, so it reduces friction with the water. This is what one of nature's finest mienchas.

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I've been fascinated for a lifetime by the beauty, form and function of _____ bluefin tuna. _______ are warmblooded like us. They're the _______ of the tunas, the second-largest fish in the sea — bony fish. They actually are a fish that is endothermic — ______ through the ocean with warm muscles like a ______. That's one of our bluefin at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You can see in its shape and its streamlined design it's _______ for _____ swimming. It flies through the ocean on its pectoral fins, gets lift, powers its movements with a lunate tail. It's actually got a naked skin for most of its body, so it reduces friction with the water. This is what one of nature's finest ________.

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  1. giant
  2. powered
  3. bluefin
  4. ocean
  5. largest
  6. mammal
  7. powers
  8. machines

Original Text

I've been fascinated for a lifetime by the beauty, form and function of giant bluefin tuna. Bluefin are warmblooded like us. They're the largest of the tunas, the second-largest fish in the sea — bony fish. They actually are a fish that is endothermic — powers through the ocean with warm muscles like a mammal. That's one of our bluefin at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You can see in its shape and its streamlined design it's powered for ocean swimming. It flies through the ocean on its pectoral fins, gets lift, powers its movements with a lunate tail. It's actually got a naked skin for most of its body, so it reduces friction with the water. This is what one of nature's finest machines.

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Important Words

  1. aquarium
  2. bay
  3. beauty
  4. bluefin
  5. body
  6. bony
  7. design
  8. endothermic
  9. fascinated
  10. finest
  11. fins
  12. fish
  13. flies
  14. form
  15. friction
  16. function
  17. giant
  18. largest
  19. lifetime
  20. lift
  21. lunate
  22. machines
  23. mammal
  24. monterey
  25. movements
  26. muscles
  27. naked
  28. ocean
  29. pectoral
  30. powered
  31. powers
  32. reduces
  33. sea
  34. shape
  35. skin
  36. streamlined
  37. swimming
  38. tail
  39. tuna
  40. tunas
  41. warm
  42. warmblooded
  43. water