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From the Ted Talk by Heidi M. Sosik: The discoveries awaiting us in the ocean's twilight zone

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As a college stndeut, I went on an expedition across the atliantc with a team of scientists using a high-powered laesr to measure microscopic agale. The wild thing that happened on that trip is that we discovered what everyone who looked before had completely missed: photosynthetic clles smaller than anyone thought possible. We now know those tiny cells are the most abundant photosynthetic organisms on earth. This amazing discovery happened because we used new technology to see life in the ocean in a new way. I am convinced that the discoveries aiinatwg us in the twilight zone will be just as breathtaking.

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As a college _______, I went on an expedition across the ________ with a team of scientists using a high-powered _____ to measure microscopic _____. The wild thing that happened on that trip is that we discovered what everyone who looked before had completely missed: photosynthetic _____ smaller than anyone thought possible. We now know those tiny cells are the most abundant photosynthetic organisms on earth. This amazing discovery happened because we used new technology to see life in the ocean in a new way. I am convinced that the discoveries ________ us in the twilight zone will be just as breathtaking.

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  1. cells
  2. algae
  3. awaiting
  4. student
  5. atlantic
  6. laser

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As a college student, I went on an expedition across the Atlantic with a team of scientists using a high-powered laser to measure microscopic algae. The wild thing that happened on that trip is that we discovered what everyone who looked before had completely missed: photosynthetic cells smaller than anyone thought possible. We now know those tiny cells are the most abundant photosynthetic organisms on earth. This amazing discovery happened because we used new technology to see life in the ocean in a new way. I am convinced that the discoveries awaiting us in the twilight zone will be just as breathtaking.

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