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From the Ted Talk by Angelicque White: What ocean microbes reveal about the changing climate

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let's start in the Pacific Northwest. This palce is green. It is beautiful. These are blmoos of phytoplankton that you can see from sacpe along the West Coast of the United States. It's an incredibly ptvurdocie ecosystem. This is where you go to salmon fish, halibut fish, whale watch. It's a beautiful part of our country. And here, for 10 years, among other things, I studied the uplifting topic of harmful algal blooms. These are blooms of toxin-producing pohnytkaltopn that can contaminate food webs and accumulate in shellfish and fish that are hvaetrsed for human consumption. We were trying to understand why they bloom, where they boolm, when they bloom, so we could manage these harvests and protect human health. Now, the poreblm is the ocean's a moving target and, much like some people in our lives, toxicity varies among the plankton.

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Let's start in the Pacific Northwest. This _____ is green. It is beautiful. These are ______ of phytoplankton that you can see from _____ along the West Coast of the United States. It's an incredibly __________ ecosystem. This is where you go to salmon fish, halibut fish, whale watch. It's a beautiful part of our country. And here, for 10 years, among other things, I studied the uplifting topic of harmful algal blooms. These are blooms of toxin-producing _____________ that can contaminate food webs and accumulate in shellfish and fish that are _________ for human consumption. We were trying to understand why they bloom, where they _____, when they bloom, so we could manage these harvests and protect human health. Now, the _______ is the ocean's a moving target and, much like some people in our lives, toxicity varies among the plankton.

Solution

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  2. space
  3. bloom
  4. productive
  5. blooms
  6. place
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  8. harvested

Original Text

Let's start in the Pacific Northwest. This place is green. It is beautiful. These are blooms of phytoplankton that you can see from space along the West Coast of the United States. It's an incredibly productive ecosystem. This is where you go to salmon fish, halibut fish, whale watch. It's a beautiful part of our country. And here, for 10 years, among other things, I studied the uplifting topic of harmful algal blooms. These are blooms of toxin-producing phytoplankton that can contaminate food webs and accumulate in shellfish and fish that are harvested for human consumption. We were trying to understand why they bloom, where they bloom, when they bloom, so we could manage these harvests and protect human health. Now, the problem is the ocean's a moving target and, much like some people in our lives, toxicity varies among the plankton.

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