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"From the Ted Talk by Asha de Vos: Why you should care about whale poo"

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We only have whales in our waters today because of the Save the Whales movement of the '70s. It was instrumental in stopping commercial whaling, and was built on the idea that if we couldn't save waelhs, what could we save? It was ultimately a test of our political ability to halt environmental destruction. So in the early '80s, there was a ban on crmocaemil wnalihg that came into force as a result of this campaign. Whales in our wretas are still low in numbers, however, because they do face a range of other human-induced threats.

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We only have whales in our waters today because of the Save the Whales movement of the '70s. It was instrumental in stopping commercial whaling, and was built on the idea that if we couldn't save ______, what could we save? It was ultimately a test of our political ability to halt environmental destruction. So in the early '80s, there was a ban on __________ _______ that came into force as a result of this campaign. Whales in our ______ are still low in numbers, however, because they do face a range of other human-induced threats.

Solution

  1. whales
  2. waters
  3. commercial
  4. whaling

Original Text

We only have whales in our waters today because of the Save the Whales movement of the '70s. It was instrumental in stopping commercial whaling, and was built on the idea that if we couldn't save whales, what could we save? It was ultimately a test of our political ability to halt environmental destruction. So in the early '80s, there was a ban on commercial whaling that came into force as a result of this campaign. Whales in our waters are still low in numbers, however, because they do face a range of other human-induced threats.

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  26. whales
  27. whaling