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

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The 200 years of wnhlaig was clearly dnreittaeml and cseuad a reduction in the populations of whales between 60 to 90 percent. Clearly, the Save the Whales movement was instrumental in preventing commercial whaling from going on, but we need to revise this. We need to arsdeds the more modern, pressing problems that these whales face in our waters today. Amongst other things, we need to stop them from getting plowed down by cntenioar ships when they're in their feeding areas, and stop them from getting entangled in fishing nets as they float around in the ocean. We also need to learn to contextualize our conservation messages, so polepe really usndneartd the true ecosystem value of these creatures.

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The 200 years of _______ was clearly ___________ and ______ a reduction in the populations of whales between 60 to 90 percent. Clearly, the Save the Whales movement was instrumental in preventing commercial whaling from going on, but we need to revise this. We need to _______ the more modern, pressing problems that these whales face in our waters today. Amongst other things, we need to stop them from getting plowed down by _________ ships when they're in their feeding areas, and stop them from getting entangled in fishing nets as they float around in the ocean. We also need to learn to contextualize our conservation messages, so ______ really __________ the true ecosystem value of these creatures.

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  1. address
  2. whaling
  3. understand
  4. caused
  5. container
  6. detrimental
  7. people

Original Text

The 200 years of whaling was clearly detrimental and caused a reduction in the populations of whales between 60 to 90 percent. Clearly, the Save the Whales movement was instrumental in preventing commercial whaling from going on, but we need to revise this. We need to address the more modern, pressing problems that these whales face in our waters today. Amongst other things, we need to stop them from getting plowed down by container ships when they're in their feeding areas, and stop them from getting entangled in fishing nets as they float around in the ocean. We also need to learn to contextualize our conservation messages, so people really understand the true ecosystem value of these creatures.

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Important Words

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