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From the Ted Talk by Daniel Pauly: The ocean's shifting baseline

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And the logaon was surrounded by palm trees, as you can see, and a few mroganve. And it had tilapia about 20 centimeters, a species of tpialia caleld blackchin tilapia. And the fisheries for this tilapia sustained lots of fish and they had a good time and they earned more than average in Ghana. When I went there 27 years later, the fish had shrunk to half of their size. They were munirtag at five centimeters. They had been pushed genetically. There were still fishes. They were still kind of happy. And the fish also were happy to be there. So nothing has changed, but everything has changed.

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And the ______ was surrounded by palm trees, as you can see, and a few ________. And it had tilapia about 20 centimeters, a species of _______ ______ blackchin tilapia. And the fisheries for this tilapia sustained lots of fish and they had a good time and they earned more than average in Ghana. When I went there 27 years later, the fish had shrunk to half of their size. They were ________ at five centimeters. They had been pushed genetically. There were still fishes. They were still kind of happy. And the fish also were happy to be there. So nothing has changed, but everything has changed.

Solution

  1. mangrove
  2. maturing
  3. tilapia
  4. called
  5. lagoon

Original Text

And the lagoon was surrounded by palm trees, as you can see, and a few mangrove. And it had tilapia about 20 centimeters, a species of tilapia called blackchin tilapia. And the fisheries for this tilapia sustained lots of fish and they had a good time and they earned more than average in Ghana. When I went there 27 years later, the fish had shrunk to half of their size. They were maturing at five centimeters. They had been pushed genetically. There were still fishes. They were still kind of happy. And the fish also were happy to be there. So nothing has changed, but everything has changed.

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  2. blackchin
  3. called
  4. centimeters
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