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From the Ted Talk by Luka Seamus Wright: The wild sex lives of marine creatures

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These sexual escapades are just a siplanmg of what goes on beneath the waves. The striking dtisirevy of sex in the sea is partially enabled by water’s unique physical properties. Its sbltae temperature and high density help preserve and disperse reproductive cells. Unless land organisms return to the water to reproduce or have saplelicy adapted sex cells, their options are limited. For many terrestrial animals, rtiuooedprcn is usually only possible internally, with organs that rebmsele the moist ocean environment.

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These sexual escapades are just a ________ of what goes on beneath the waves. The striking _________ of sex in the sea is partially enabled by water’s unique physical properties. Its ______ temperature and high density help preserve and disperse reproductive cells. Unless land organisms return to the water to reproduce or have _________ adapted sex cells, their options are limited. For many terrestrial animals, ____________ is usually only possible internally, with organs that ________ the moist ocean environment.

Solution

  1. reproduction
  2. resemble
  3. stable
  4. diversity
  5. sampling
  6. specially

Original Text

These sexual escapades are just a sampling of what goes on beneath the waves. The striking diversity of sex in the sea is partially enabled by water’s unique physical properties. Its stable temperature and high density help preserve and disperse reproductive cells. Unless land organisms return to the water to reproduce or have specially adapted sex cells, their options are limited. For many terrestrial animals, reproduction is usually only possible internally, with organs that resemble the moist ocean environment.

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  37. terrestrial
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  39. water
  40. waves