VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):安哥拉沿海现远古海洋生物
日期:2018-11-29 14:17

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Ancient Sea Creatures Found Off Coast of Angola
Millions of years ago, many large, strange-looking sea creatures lived in what is now the South Atlantic Ocean. A museum in Washington, D.C., is giving visitors a chance to learn about these ancient animals.
Scientists say the continents of South America and Africa separated millions of years ago. As this happened, they say, many kinds of dangerous animals and other lifeforms settled in the newly formed body of water off the coast of Angola.
Today, scientists are studying ancient animal remains discovered on the Angolan coast. It is part of a project created by an international team of researchers called Projecto PaleoAngola. The researchers come from Angola, Portugal, The Netherlands and the United States.
One U.S. researcher involved with the project is Louis Jacobs of Southern Methodist University, or SMU, in Dallas, Texas. He told VOA that scientists knew there would be remains in the area, but "didn't know how good they would be."
Jacobs and a team of scientists and students at SMU helped prepare the remains to be shown at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
He said visitors to the museum can see the similarity between the ancient and modern ocean environment and animals.
Michael Polcyn is another researcher at SMU. He says one ancient fish-eating animal had a long nose and teeth similar to that of a dolphin. He notes that visitors can see the remains of large, fierce animals like the mosasaur, as well as gentler creatures like an ancient giant sea turtle.
"We have a snapshot of this moment in time 72 million years ago that has preserved all of these animals that were living together in one place."
Scientists say a large rock from space hit the earth millions of years ago and killed most of the animals.
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重点解析

1.sea creatures 海洋生物

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I've mainly searched for fossils and deep sea creatures.
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2.ancient animals 远古生物

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The giant panda is one of the surviving ancient animals.
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Each specialist consultant has a team of doctors under him.
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4.sea turtle 海龟

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The sea turtle is the largest reptile in the aquarium.
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5.Scientists say a large rock from space hit the earth millions of years ago and killed most of the animals.

millions of years ago 数百万年前

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Dinosaurs died out millions of years ago.
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Oil and coal come from the plants and animals that died millions of years ago.
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6.He notes that visitors can see the remains of large, fierce animals like the mosasaur, as well as gentler creatures like an ancient giant sea turtle.

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Moral as well as financial support was what the West should provide.
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He displayed determination as well as powerful oratory.
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安哥拉沿海现远古海洋生物
数百万年前,许多巨大的、外形奇特的海洋生物生活在现今的南大西洋Vw^aw@=YXPm0。华盛顿特区的一个博物馆让游客有机会一探这些古老动物的神奇面貌]acA1qruUaIcq!]U^
科学家称,数百万年前,南美洲和非洲大陆分离vi,GO!CsE8P。他们说,随着两个大陆分离,许多危险的动物和其他生命形式在新形成的安哥拉沿海水域定居下来!HZ+;~kpa-zT8~B,
如今,科学家们正在研究在安哥拉海岸发现的古代动物遗骸nc&Fbsa_%Dx_03。这是国际研究小组“古安哥拉项目”的一部分Q!NOH*+S!ts)0#(J7。研究人员来自安哥拉、葡萄牙、荷兰和美国vMcXX6IgCB

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参与该项目的一位美国研究员是南卫理公会大学(SMU)的路易斯·雅各布斯(Louis Jacobs),该校位于德克萨斯州的达拉斯Eb|mYL#MEBu(%。雅各布斯告诉美国之音,科学家们料到该地区会出现古代海洋生物遗骸,但“不知道它们保存的完好程度”;N8GU9_nkQ1p
雅各布斯和南卫理公会大学的一组科学家和学生协助筹备将这些古生物遗骸陈列在美国华盛顿特区国家自然历史博物馆g!QGm!DIG5s9
他说,参观博物馆的游客可以看到古今海洋环境以及古今海洋生物之间的相似性%CxOVuh#]_]#fbzg
迈克尔·波尔辛(Michael Polcyn)也是南卫理公会大学的一名研究员Owil+F3w4IAvR.。他说,一种古代食鱼类动物有着长鼻子和类似于海豚的牙齿0x%%!2NS-FCa。他指出,游客们能够一睹沧龙等巨大、凶猛的动物遗骸,也可以看到古代巨型海龟等较温和的动物遗骸_q8HXq@Q^^4)uEl2E
“我们有7200万年前这一刻的快照,它保留了那个时期所有生活在同一地域的动物a]l=SnJri5%sVWT。”
科学家说,数百万年前,一块来自太空的大岩石撞击地球,大部分动物因此灭亡jw034=*8^hL8j6It;%
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重点单词
  • preservedadj. 保藏的;腌制的;[美俚]喝醉的
  • determinationn. (正式)决定,规定,决心,测定,定位
  • turtlen. 海龟
  • environmentn. 环境,外界
  • similarityn. 相似,类似
  • oratoryn. 讲演术,演说,祈祷室,小礼拜堂 Oratory:
  • settledadj. 固定的;稳定的 v. 解决;定居(settle
  • separatedadj. 分居;分开的;不在一起生活的 v. 分开;隔开