2012年 1月 18日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间11:07

Sealed Fate 海豹的命运

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文字稿

Rescued from certain death at sea.

This seal pup has been separated from its mother by storms and joined others in a sanctuary in the Netherlands. The refuge has been overwhelmed by the arrival of hundreds washed up on the beaches.

They are fed herrings stuffed with vitamins.

But when they grow up, they will face other challenges. Overfishing and pollution also affect their chances of survival.

中文文字稿

小生命在汪洋大海中得救。

这只小海豹在风暴中不幸和它的母亲分散了。它得救后被安顿在荷兰的一个动物避难所。这个避难所已经超出饱和状态,因为数百只海豹被冲上沙滩, 需要营救。

它们的主食是塞满维生素的青鱼。

小海豹们长大后,还要面对更多的挑战。人类的过度捕鱼和污染将直接影响到它们的存活。

词汇

sanctuary: 避难所

overwhelmed: 超出可容纳量,不堪重负

washed up: 被冲上岸或沙滩

stuffed: 被塞满

overfishing: 过度捕捞

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sanctuary / overwhelmed / washed up / stuffed / overfishing

1.
Turkey was often very difficult to get, so housewives were advised to cook "murkey", which was ________ mutton. The stuffing was largely made of breadcrumbs. No-one threw away a stale loaf in those days.

2.
About 40,000 people on Mindanao are living in evacuation centres after losing their homes and possessions. China and the US are among international donors offering assistance. Mr Ramos said funeral parlours had been __________ by the catastrophe.

3.
The 2011 statistics included a very high peak of common dolphins being stranded during February and a high number of porpoises ending up on the coast during the winter. The group has also received samples from the 13m sperm whale which was __________ on Connemara's Omey island last week.

4.
Japan is the world's biggest consumer of seafood, eating about 80% of the Atlantic and Pacific bluefins caught. However, restrictions on catches have been tightened in recent years because of concerns about _____________.

5.
An animal _________ in Bishop Auckland is appealing for help after being swamped with hundreds of hens released from their battery cages.


答案

1.
Turkey was often very difficult to get, so housewives were advised to cook "murkey", which was stuffed mutton. The stuffing was largely made of breadcrumbs. No-one threw away a stale loaf in those days.


2.
About 40,000 people on Mindanao are living in evacuation centres after losing their homes and possessions. China and the US are among international donors offering assistance. Mr Ramos said funeral parlours had been overwhelmed by the catastrophe.


3.
The 2011 statistics included a very high peak of common dolphins being stranded during February and a high number of porpoises ending up on the coast during the winter. The group has also received samples from the 13m sperm whale which was washed up on Connemara's Omey island last week.


4.
Japan is the world's biggest consumer of seafood, eating about 80% of the Atlantic and Pacific bluefins caught. However, restrictions on catches have been tightened in recent years because of concerns about overfishing.


5.
An animal sanctuary in Bishop Auckland is appealing for help after being swamped with hundreds of hens released from their battery cages.


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