VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国11岁男孩发现巨型圆蛤
日期:2020-08-05 18:01

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Boy From State of Rhode Island Finds Record-sized Clam
An 11-year-old boy in the American state of Rhode Island recently discovered an unusual example of sea life. He found what is thought to be one of the largest quahogs ever found in the state. Quahogs are a kind of large clam that is eaten as food.
Cooper Monaco was looking for clams with his grandfather when he found the large creature. Monaco gave it to the University of Rhode Island's Marine Science Research Facility in Narragansett, the university said in a recent statement.
The clam is 14.5 centimeters across and weighs nearly 1.3 kilograms. The Department of Environmental Management for the state does not keep quahog records. But a usual quahog grows to about 10 centimeters across, the university said.
Monaco described how he found the creature in a statement.
"I was down on my hands and knees in the water looking for clams, and I touched this huge rock thing," he said. Monaco added, "I always pull out rocks and throw them to the side and look under them. And then I felt the edge of it and I thought, ‘holy moly, this is a clam.'"
Holy moly is an expression that shows surprise.
Monaco knew the quahog was unusually large, so he told his mother not to cook it.
Ed Baker, the manager of the URI Marine Science Research Facility, plans to put the quahog on display.
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重点解析

1.quahog 圆蛤

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A quahog's shell grows by a layer every year, in the summer when the water is warmer and food is plentiful.
在每年的夏季,如果水温适宜、食物充足,圆蛤的壳就会长出一层线圈kI+A.F.oiA7.ft_

2.Clam 蛤蜊

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Clam chowders have — as the name suggests — clams and fish stock.
蛤蜊海鲜杂烩里面还有蛤蜊和鱼类高汤1#+#RD+*c@

3.facility 工厂

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The facility has sprung up from nothing in the past 18 months.
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4.centimeter 厘米

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Thousands of cells combine to generate the 5 millivolts per centimeter electrical field the fish USES.
数千个细胞加起来可产生每厘米5毫伏的电场r&mj(m4!6Vl.Ix@=Rp=s

5.The Department of Environmental Management for the state does not keep quahog records.

keep record 做记录

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Do you keep record while crew works?
您对船员的工作做记录吗?
He made it a rule to keep record on every experiment.
每次做实验都要记录,这成了他的习惯D;o28F*zd~

6.Ed Baker, the manager of the URI Marine Science Research Facility, plans to put the quahog on display.

be on display 展示

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Designs for the new sports hall are on display in the library.
新体育馆的设计图展示在图书馆里.31(p4QvY]vnoej|Df
Self-driving shuttles and solar cars were on display at the 2014 show.
无人驾驶汽车和太阳能汽车在这次2014年展览上展出KSm(UtuH@HoJH

参考译文

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美国11岁男孩发现巨型圆蛤
美国罗德岛州的一名11岁男孩最近发现了一种不同寻常的海洋生物KvQO32t+xQhL[。他发现了被认为是该州迄今为止发现的最大的圆蛤之一66DPXZEy0)|。圆蛤是一种大型的可食用的双壳软体动物wkC-L3qiQsk.lRQDjGR
库珀·莫纳科(Cooper Monaco)和他的祖父在寻找蛤蜊时发现了这种大型生物Mb+q[yY.nU_U=。罗德岛大学在最近的一份声明中称,莫纳科将这只生物捐给了位于纳拉甘塞特的罗德岛大学海洋科学研究机构OHw=Z4n14JRT4[

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这只圆蛤的直径为14.5厘米,重量接近1.3公斤Vf#&90WH*W%H。该大学指出,该州环境管理部门并没有保存圆蛤的记录ED.01v5Zzs~C]yc-。但是正常的圆蛤可以长到10厘米宽tQEcCNlfa9]-Q
莫纳科在一份声明中讲述了发现这种生物的过程z0FIa]N[q=Q@*5=
他说:“我趴在水里寻找蛤蜊,然后摸到了这块巨大而坚硬的东西toy*A[AV6L%;GBE=K1。”莫纳科补充说:“以往我总是抛在一边,在下面摸索U]9Ki5h2]l|UOl9。然后我摸到了它的边缘,我想,‘天哪,原来这是一只蛤蜊V.+x6Eh41SI|jIA。’”
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罗德岛大学海洋科学研究机构的经理艾德·贝克(Ed Baker)计划展示这只圆蛤nIj-X^&3[zq)
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