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Penguins and sea lion returned to Atlantic

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A special day for 62 penguins and one sea lion rescued late last year off the Brazilian coast after getting lost during migration.

They've been looked after in a rehabilitation centre and now, after having been tagged, are being released into the ocean to catch a current to take them home.

The sea is choppy but, with a little help, one by one they slip back into the sea.

migration

the movement of certain animals from one place to another - often when the seasons change

rehabilitation

the looking after and caring for someone or something while it returns to good health

tagged

fitted with a device which can be tracked electronically

a current

the movement of water in a particular direction

choppy

with a lot of little waves caused by the wind

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

migration / rehabilitation / tagged / a current / choppy

1.
Hen harriers have been __________ by the conservation organisation since 2002 in an effort to learn more about their movements across the country.

2.
According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and __________ waters of San Francisco Bay.

3.
The Portuguese man-of-war normally lives in warm seas off Florida Keys, the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Pacific, but winds and __________ can bring it to UK water.

4.
Toads are very conservative about where they breed and a decline in numbers is accelerated when roads are built across their __________ routes.

5.
Academics and designers have come up with a device to help people recover from the physical effects of a stroke.

Envisage uses motion sensor technology to show patients whether or not they are doing their __________ exercises correctly.

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How did you do?

1:

tagged

2:

choppy

3:

currents

4:

migration

5:

rehabilitation

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