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From the Ted Talk by Ariel Waldman: The invisible life hidden beneath Antarctica's ice

Unscramble the Blue Letters

These invisible glass creatures aren't aliens on a faraway exoplanet. They're diatoms: photosynthetic, single-celled algae ronslsepibe for producing oxygen and helping seed clouds on a planetary slcae and with intricately sculpted, geometric exoskeletons made of — yeah, glass. You can see them in swirls of ocean-surface colors from space. And when they die, their glass hoeuss sink to the depths of the oceans, taking carbon out of the air and with them to the grave, acotnuncig for a significant amount of caobrn sequestration in the oceans.

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These invisible glass creatures aren't aliens on a faraway exoplanet. They're diatoms: photosynthetic, single-celled algae ___________ for producing oxygen and helping seed clouds on a planetary _____ and with intricately sculpted, geometric exoskeletons made of — yeah, glass. You can see them in swirls of ocean-surface colors from space. And when they die, their glass ______ sink to the depths of the oceans, taking carbon out of the air and with them to the grave, __________ for a significant amount of ______ sequestration in the oceans.

Solution

  1. responsible
  2. scale
  3. accounting
  4. houses
  5. carbon

Original Text

These invisible glass creatures aren't aliens on a faraway exoplanet. They're diatoms: photosynthetic, single-celled algae responsible for producing oxygen and helping seed clouds on a planetary scale and with intricately sculpted, geometric exoskeletons made of — yeah, glass. You can see them in swirls of ocean-surface colors from space. And when they die, their glass houses sink to the depths of the oceans, taking carbon out of the air and with them to the grave, accounting for a significant amount of carbon sequestration in the oceans.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
sea ice 3
dry valleys 2

Important Words

  1. accounting
  2. air
  3. algae
  4. aliens
  5. amount
  6. carbon
  7. clouds
  8. colors
  9. creatures
  10. depths
  11. die
  12. exoplanet
  13. exoskeletons
  14. faraway
  15. geometric
  16. glass
  17. grave
  18. helping
  19. houses
  20. intricately
  21. invisible
  22. oceans
  23. oxygen
  24. photosynthetic
  25. planetary
  26. producing
  27. responsible
  28. scale
  29. sculpted
  30. seed
  31. sequestration
  32. significant
  33. sink
  34. space
  35. swirls
  36. yeah