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From the Ted Talk by Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean

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And Lost City was characterized by these incredible limestone formations and upside down pools. Look at that. How do you do that? That's water upside down. We went in underneath and tapped it, and we found that it had the pH of Drano. The pH of 11, and yet it had chemosynthetic bacteria living in it and at this extreme einneovmnrt. And the hydrothermal vtens were in an acidic environment. All the way at the other end, in an allkaine environment, at a pH of 11, life existed. So life was much more ctierave than we had ever thought. Again, dcievorsed by accident. Just two years ago working off Santorini, where people are sunning themselves on the beach, unbeknownst to them in the cledraa nearby, we found phenomenal hydrothermal vent syesmts and more life systems. This was two miles from where people go to sunbathe, and they were oblivious to the existence of this ssyetm. Again, you know, we stop at the water's edge.

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And Lost City was characterized by these incredible limestone formations and upside down pools. Look at that. How do you do that? That's water upside down. We went in underneath and tapped it, and we found that it had the pH of Drano. The pH of 11, and yet it had chemosynthetic bacteria living in it and at this extreme ___________. And the hydrothermal _____ were in an acidic environment. All the way at the other end, in an ________ environment, at a pH of 11, life existed. So life was much more ________ than we had ever thought. Again, __________ by accident. Just two years ago working off Santorini, where people are sunning themselves on the beach, unbeknownst to them in the _______ nearby, we found phenomenal hydrothermal vent _______ and more life systems. This was two miles from where people go to sunbathe, and they were oblivious to the existence of this ______. Again, you know, we stop at the water's edge.

Solution

  1. systems
  2. system
  3. discovered
  4. vents
  5. creative
  6. alkaline
  7. environment
  8. caldera

Original Text

And Lost City was characterized by these incredible limestone formations and upside down pools. Look at that. How do you do that? That's water upside down. We went in underneath and tapped it, and we found that it had the pH of Drano. The pH of 11, and yet it had chemosynthetic bacteria living in it and at this extreme environment. And the hydrothermal vents were in an acidic environment. All the way at the other end, in an alkaline environment, at a pH of 11, life existed. So life was much more creative than we had ever thought. Again, discovered by accident. Just two years ago working off Santorini, where people are sunning themselves on the beach, unbeknownst to them in the caldera nearby, we found phenomenal hydrothermal vent systems and more life systems. This was two miles from where people go to sunbathe, and they were oblivious to the existence of this system. Again, you know, we stop at the water's edge.

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