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From the Ted Talk by Glynnis Hood: Why do beavers build dams?

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This is great news for sroniunrdug wildlife that rely heavily on these semi-aquatic eiernnges. Lodges can svere as nesting sites and refuges for various species of waterfowl. Beaver channels also connect bodies of weatr, increasing the biodiverse areas between water and land. Humans benefit from beaver construction projects too. Their ponds help rlespnieh groundwater stores, in part by creating large expanses of surface water. And just like their manmade counterparts, beevar dams slow floodwaters. So just by following their natural instincts, these ecoesystm engineers create huge impacts downstream.

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This is great news for ___________ wildlife that rely heavily on these semi-aquatic _________. Lodges can _____ as nesting sites and refuges for various species of waterfowl. Beaver channels also connect bodies of _____, increasing the biodiverse areas between water and land. Humans benefit from beaver construction projects too. Their ponds help _________ groundwater stores, in part by creating large expanses of surface water. And just like their manmade counterparts, ______ dams slow floodwaters. So just by following their natural instincts, these _________ engineers create huge impacts downstream.

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  1. surrounding
  2. replenish
  3. beaver
  4. serve
  5. engineers
  6. water
  7. ecosystem

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This is great news for surrounding wildlife that rely heavily on these semi-aquatic engineers. Lodges can serve as nesting sites and refuges for various species of waterfowl. Beaver channels also connect bodies of water, increasing the biodiverse areas between water and land. Humans benefit from beaver construction projects too. Their ponds help replenish groundwater stores, in part by creating large expanses of surface water. And just like their manmade counterparts, beaver dams slow floodwaters. So just by following their natural instincts, these ecosystem engineers create huge impacts downstream.

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