VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):加拉帕戈斯群岛惊现百岁巨龟
日期:2019-02-24 22:55

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A kind of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years has been found in the Galapagos Islands.
A female from a species known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise was discovered last weekend on the island of Fernandina.
The Galapagos is a group of 20 islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador.
The islands belong to Ecuador and the tortoise discovery was announced by the country's ministry of environment. It said that the creature was identified by researchers from the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Conservancy, a group based in the United States.

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Wildlife experts had thought the Fernandina Giant Tortoise no longer existed.
The researchers said they believe the adult female tortoise is more than 100 years old. The animal was taken to a breeding center for giant tortoises on the Galapagos island of Santa Cruz.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature says the only other living member of the species was found in 1906. Since then, researchers have found some evidence of Fernandina Giant Tortoise activity. There was an unconfirmed sighting in 2009. But the latest find was the first new confirmed sighting of the species.
Investigators believe there may be more members of the species on Fernandina Island because of animal droppings and tracks they found.
Danny Rueda is the director of Galapagos National Park. He says the discovery provides new hope for possible successful breeding. This encourages us to strengthen our search plans to find other turtles, which will allow us to start a breeding program in captivity to recover this species, he said in a statement.
Fernandina is the third-largest island in the Galapagos. A volcano there is one of the most active in the world. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said it feared the species was likely lost to repeated volcanic lava flows "that nearly cover the island."
Ecuador's Environment Minister, Marcelo Mata Guerrero, said the government fully supports additional research and development efforts aimed at saving the species.
I'm Bryan Lynn.

重点解析

1. tortoise n. 乌龟

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The tortoise crept along at a very slow speed.
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There were fewer temporary engineers to plug in in that city because of low pay.
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加拉帕戈斯群岛属于厄瓜多尔,而发现这只乌龟的消息是该国环境部宣布的y=oPAjI~#;8^%cfMpQ_。环境部表示,这只乌龟是加拉帕戈斯国家公园以及总部位于美国的加拉帕戈斯保护协会的研究人员所鉴定的Wrz6QduCkw_#HW~e
野生动物专家一直以为费尔南迪纳巨型陆龟已经灭绝R^Yk,xvXz=shvhg[
研究人员表示,他们认为这只雌性乌龟已经有100多岁了TqY~niKEh.。这只乌龟已被带往一家巨型龟类繁殖中心,该中心位于加拉帕戈斯群岛圣克鲁斯*Xgqz=qwqGu[r]G=wGA
加拉帕戈斯群岛圣克鲁斯表示,该物种另一种尚存的成员是在1906年发现的XlqldR7kxe&FE。自那以后,研究人员发现了费尔南迪纳巨型陆龟活动的一些证据cCcE7#I+Ip.。这些证据是2009年发现的,但未经证实9^;bLuoxWGR*9tmU)1。但最近的这次发现是对该物种存在的最新证实,也是第一次证实Vc1knYJS]o5
研究人员认为,费尔南迪纳岛上可能存在更多这类乌龟,因为他们发现了一些动物粪便和足迹RhT&gKHWLnt+63;
动物粪便和足迹是加拉帕戈斯国家公园的负责人+^EU_|(bBcn。他表示,这次发现提供了新的希望,表明可能可以成功进行培育HTj&%c[0L,。这次发现鼓励我们充实搜寻更多乌龟的计划,这样,我们便可以开启人工培育项目,以恢复该物种%I.f6kie*sJNF
费尔南迪纳岛是加拉帕戈斯群岛的第三大岛,46yv0GQv=。那里有一座火山是世界上最活跃的火山之一)uur-78qs;]McYapV8F。国际自然保护联盟曾表示,他们担心这类乌龟会灭绝,因为火山熔岩反复发生,而火山熔岩几乎流遍岛屿的每个角落dpKk*NZm[%twX
厄瓜多尔环境部长马塞洛表示,政府全力支持进行额外的研发工作,旨在拯救该物种JxW~G)rB=ymk,l2
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重点单词
  • lavan. 熔岩,火山岩
  • tracksn. 轨道(track的复数);磁道;轮胎
  • speciesn. (单复同)物种,种类
  • temporaryadj. 暂时的,临时的 n. 临时工
  • directorn. 董事,经理,主管,指导者,导演
  • announced宣布的
  • statementn. 声明,陈述
  • environmentn. 环境,外界
  • conservationn. 保存,防止流失,守恒,保护自然资源
  • volcanon. 火山