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

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With the help of my former postdoc, Gareth Lawson, this is a gegouors picture of a single tuna. This tuna is actually moving on a numerical ocean. The warm is the Gulf sratem, the cold up there in the Gulf of Maine. That's where the tuna wants to go — it wants to forage on schools of herring — but it can't get there. It's too cold. But then it warms up, and the tuna pops in, gets some fish, maybe comes back to home base, goes in again and then comes back to winter down there in notrh Carolina and then on to the bhmaaas. And my favorite scene, three tunas going into the Gulf of mexcio. Three tnuas tagged. altcnmaisolory, we're calculating positions. They're coming together. That could be tuna sex — and there it is. That is where the tuna spawn. So from data like this, we're able now to put the map up, and in this map you see thousands of positions generated by this ddacee and a half of tagging. And now we're sonwhig that tunas on the western side go to the ersaetn side. So two populations of tunas — that is, we have a Gulf population, one that we can tag — they go to the Gulf of Mexico, I swohed you that — and a second population. Living amongst our tunas — our North areacmin tunas — are European tunas that go back to the Med. On the hot spots — the hope spots — they're mixed populations.

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With the help of my former postdoc, Gareth Lawson, this is a ________ picture of a single tuna. This tuna is actually moving on a numerical ocean. The warm is the Gulf ______, the cold up there in the Gulf of Maine. That's where the tuna wants to go — it wants to forage on schools of herring — but it can't get there. It's too cold. But then it warms up, and the tuna pops in, gets some fish, maybe comes back to home base, goes in again and then comes back to winter down there in _____ Carolina and then on to the _______. And my favorite scene, three tunas going into the Gulf of ______. Three _____ tagged. ______________, we're calculating positions. They're coming together. That could be tuna sex — and there it is. That is where the tuna spawn. So from data like this, we're able now to put the map up, and in this map you see thousands of positions generated by this ______ and a half of tagging. And now we're _______ that tunas on the western side go to the _______ side. So two populations of tunas — that is, we have a Gulf population, one that we can tag — they go to the Gulf of Mexico, I ______ you that — and a second population. Living amongst our tunas — our North ________ tunas — are European tunas that go back to the Med. On the hot spots — the hope spots — they're mixed populations.

Solution

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  2. north
  3. bahamas
  4. showed
  5. stream
  6. decade
  7. gorgeous
  8. astronomically
  9. american
  10. mexico
  11. eastern
  12. showing

Original Text

With the help of my former postdoc, Gareth Lawson, this is a gorgeous picture of a single tuna. This tuna is actually moving on a numerical ocean. The warm is the Gulf Stream, the cold up there in the Gulf of Maine. That's where the tuna wants to go — it wants to forage on schools of herring — but it can't get there. It's too cold. But then it warms up, and the tuna pops in, gets some fish, maybe comes back to home base, goes in again and then comes back to winter down there in North Carolina and then on to the Bahamas. And my favorite scene, three tunas going into the Gulf of Mexico. Three tunas tagged. Astronomically, we're calculating positions. They're coming together. That could be tuna sex — and there it is. That is where the tuna spawn. So from data like this, we're able now to put the map up, and in this map you see thousands of positions generated by this decade and a half of tagging. And now we're showing that tunas on the western side go to the eastern side. So two populations of tunas — that is, we have a Gulf population, one that we can tag — they go to the Gulf of Mexico, I showed you that — and a second population. Living amongst our tunas — our North American tunas — are European tunas that go back to the Med. On the hot spots — the hope spots — they're mixed populations.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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eastern bluefin 2
ocean realm 2
blue whale 2
temperature data 2
north carolina 2
numerical ocean 2
blue sharks 2
elephant seals 2
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monterey bay aquarium 3

Important Words

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