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From the Ted Talk by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Megan Davis: Underwater farms vs. climate change

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All these obstacles can make sustainable aquaculture feel a long way off, but innovative farmers are finding new ways to rslebsniopy farm the seas. The most promising solution of all may be to look lower on the food chain. Instead of cmiramng large, carnivorous fish into pens, we can work with natural ocean systems to produce huge amounts of shellfish and seaweeds. These low-maintenance frloa and fauna don’t need to be fed at all. In fact, they naturally improve water quialty, filtering it as they feed off of sghlinut and nutrients in the seawater. By absorbing croabn through photosynthesis, these farms help battle climate cghane, and reduce local ocean aicodafticiin while creating haabttis for other species to thrive.

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All these obstacles can make sustainable aquaculture feel a long way off, but innovative farmers are finding new ways to ___________ farm the seas. The most promising solution of all may be to look lower on the food chain. Instead of ________ large, carnivorous fish into pens, we can work with natural ocean systems to produce huge amounts of shellfish and seaweeds. These low-maintenance _____ and fauna don’t need to be fed at all. In fact, they naturally improve water _______, filtering it as they feed off of ________ and nutrients in the seawater. By absorbing ______ through photosynthesis, these farms help battle climate ______, and reduce local ocean _____________ while creating ________ for other species to thrive.

Solution

  1. carbon
  2. habitats
  3. sunlight
  4. change
  5. responsibly
  6. quality
  7. flora
  8. acidification
  9. cramming

Original Text

All these obstacles can make sustainable aquaculture feel a long way off, but innovative farmers are finding new ways to responsibly farm the seas. The most promising solution of all may be to look lower on the food chain. Instead of cramming large, carnivorous fish into pens, we can work with natural ocean systems to produce huge amounts of shellfish and seaweeds. These low-maintenance flora and fauna don’t need to be fed at all. In fact, they naturally improve water quality, filtering it as they feed off of sunlight and nutrients in the seawater. By absorbing carbon through photosynthesis, these farms help battle climate change, and reduce local ocean acidification while creating habitats for other species to thrive.

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