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From the Ted Talk by Laura Robinson: The secrets I find on the mysterious ocean floor

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So we've got to become a really good mapper to do this. You don't see that kind of spectacular coral acbanunde everywhere. It is global and it is deep, but we need to really find the right places. We just saw a global map, and overlaid was our cruise psagase from last year. This was a seven-week ciusre, and this is us, having made our own maps of about 75,000 saurqe kilometers of the seafloor in seven weeks, but that's only a tiny fraction of the seafloor. We're traveling from west to east, over part of the ocean that would look featureless on a big-scale map, but actually some of these mountains are as big as Everest. So with the maps that we make on board, we get about 100-meter rloetiuson, enough to pick out areas to dlepoy our equipment, but not enough to see very much. To do that, we need to fly remotely-operated vehicles about five meters off the soaolfer. And if we do that, we can get maps that are one-meter resolution down thousands of meters. Here is a remotely-operated vehicle, a research-grade vihlece. You can see an aarry of big lights on the top. There are high-definition cameras, manipulator arms, and lots of little boxes and things to put your samples.

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So we've got to become a really good mapper to do this. You don't see that kind of spectacular coral _________ everywhere. It is global and it is deep, but we need to really find the right places. We just saw a global map, and overlaid was our cruise _______ from last year. This was a seven-week ______, and this is us, having made our own maps of about 75,000 ______ kilometers of the seafloor in seven weeks, but that's only a tiny fraction of the seafloor. We're traveling from west to east, over part of the ocean that would look featureless on a big-scale map, but actually some of these mountains are as big as Everest. So with the maps that we make on board, we get about 100-meter __________, enough to pick out areas to ______ our equipment, but not enough to see very much. To do that, we need to fly remotely-operated vehicles about five meters off the ________. And if we do that, we can get maps that are one-meter resolution down thousands of meters. Here is a remotely-operated vehicle, a research-grade _______. You can see an _____ of big lights on the top. There are high-definition cameras, manipulator arms, and lots of little boxes and things to put your samples.

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Original Text

So we've got to become a really good mapper to do this. You don't see that kind of spectacular coral abundance everywhere. It is global and it is deep, but we need to really find the right places. We just saw a global map, and overlaid was our cruise passage from last year. This was a seven-week cruise, and this is us, having made our own maps of about 75,000 square kilometers of the seafloor in seven weeks, but that's only a tiny fraction of the seafloor. We're traveling from west to east, over part of the ocean that would look featureless on a big-scale map, but actually some of these mountains are as big as Everest. So with the maps that we make on board, we get about 100-meter resolution, enough to pick out areas to deploy our equipment, but not enough to see very much. To do that, we need to fly remotely-operated vehicles about five meters off the seafloor. And if we do that, we can get maps that are one-meter resolution down thousands of meters. Here is a remotely-operated vehicle, a research-grade vehicle. You can see an array of big lights on the top. There are high-definition cameras, manipulator arms, and lots of little boxes and things to put your samples.

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