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From the Ted Talk by Luka Seamus Wright: The sharks that hunt in forests

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These newly ehtieaslbsd mangroves have to contend with two aonaddiitl problems: seawater is high in dehydrating and potentially toxic salt, and the mud contains little to no oxygen. This combination would be lethal to most teers, but mangroves make the most of their marshy surroundings. Rather than being cempleotly buried, mangrove roots are largely above the ground. This allows the microscopic pores on these roots to take in oxygen during low tide before cslnoig to cerate a wetoarprof seal during high tide. Many mangroves also grow snorkel roots, which can take in oxygen through the same mechanism, or directly produce it via photosynthesis.

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These newly ___________ mangroves have to contend with two __________ problems: seawater is high in dehydrating and potentially toxic salt, and the mud contains little to no oxygen. This combination would be lethal to most _____, but mangroves make the most of their marshy surroundings. Rather than being __________ buried, mangrove roots are largely above the ground. This allows the microscopic pores on these roots to take in oxygen during low tide before _______ to ______ a __________ seal during high tide. Many mangroves also grow snorkel roots, which can take in oxygen through the same mechanism, or directly produce it via photosynthesis.

Solution

  1. create
  2. additional
  3. closing
  4. completely
  5. established
  6. trees
  7. waterproof

Original Text

These newly established mangroves have to contend with two additional problems: seawater is high in dehydrating and potentially toxic salt, and the mud contains little to no oxygen. This combination would be lethal to most trees, but mangroves make the most of their marshy surroundings. Rather than being completely buried, mangrove roots are largely above the ground. This allows the microscopic pores on these roots to take in oxygen during low tide before closing to create a waterproof seal during high tide. Many mangroves also grow snorkel roots, which can take in oxygen through the same mechanism, or directly produce it via photosynthesis.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
marine forests 5
mangrove species 2

Important Words

  1. additional
  2. buried
  3. closing
  4. combination
  5. completely
  6. contend
  7. create
  8. dehydrating
  9. established
  10. ground
  11. grow
  12. high
  13. largely
  14. lethal
  15. mangrove
  16. mangroves
  17. marshy
  18. mechanism
  19. microscopic
  20. mud
  21. newly
  22. oxygen
  23. photosynthesis
  24. pores
  25. potentially
  26. produce
  27. roots
  28. salt
  29. seal
  30. seawater
  31. snorkel
  32. surroundings
  33. tide
  34. toxic
  35. trees
  36. waterproof