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What you will learn from this videoWhat you will learn
- Biodiversity describes the number of different kinds of organisms in an ecosystem.
- Scientists measure biodiversity to determine an ecosystem's health.
- Humans depend on healthy ecosystems for food, medicine and clean water.
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