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

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But what's really cool is that they're also really important after they're dead. whlae carcasses are some of the lsagret form of detritus to fall from the ocean's surface, and they're called whale fall. As these carcasses sink, they podivre a feast to some 400-odd species, including the eel-shaped, slime-producing hagfish. So over the 200 yraes of whaling, when we were busy killing and removing these csecsaras from the oceans, we likely altered the rate and grohpegaic distribution of these whale falls that would descend into deep oceans, and as a result, probably led to a number of extinctions of species that were most specelzaiid and dependent on these carcasses for their survival.

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But what's really cool is that they're also really important after they're dead. _____ carcasses are some of the _______ form of detritus to fall from the ocean's surface, and they're called whale fall. As these carcasses sink, they _______ a feast to some 400-odd species, including the eel-shaped, slime-producing hagfish. So over the 200 _____ of whaling, when we were busy killing and removing these _________ from the oceans, we likely altered the rate and __________ distribution of these whale falls that would descend into deep oceans, and as a result, probably led to a number of extinctions of species that were most ___________ and dependent on these carcasses for their survival.

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  1. geographic
  2. largest
  3. whale
  4. provide
  5. specialized
  6. years
  7. carcasses

Original Text

But what's really cool is that they're also really important after they're dead. Whale carcasses are some of the largest form of detritus to fall from the ocean's surface, and they're called whale fall. As these carcasses sink, they provide a feast to some 400-odd species, including the eel-shaped, slime-producing hagfish. So over the 200 years of whaling, when we were busy killing and removing these carcasses from the oceans, we likely altered the rate and geographic distribution of these whale falls that would descend into deep oceans, and as a result, probably led to a number of extinctions of species that were most specialized and dependent on these carcasses for their survival.

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