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Boy From State of Rhode Island Finds Record-sized Clam

美国罗德岛州一男孩发现巨型蛤蜊

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.

美国罗德岛州一名11岁男孩最近发现了一个不同寻常的海洋生物特例。他发现了被认为是该州迄今为止发现的最大的圆蛤。圆蛤是一种作为食物食用的大蛤蜊。

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.

库珀·摩纳哥在和祖父一起寻找蛤蜊时发现了这个大型海洋生物。罗德岛大学在最近的一份声明中称,摩纳哥把它交给了位于纳拉甘塞特的罗德岛大学海洋科学研究机构 

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.

这一蛤蜊直径14.5厘米,约重达1.3公斤。该州的环境管理部并未保存圆蛤的记录。但通常一只普通的圆蛤类生物仅能长到10厘米。

Monaco described how he found the creature in a statement.

摩纳哥在一份声明中描述了他是如何发现这一生物的。

“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.’”

 “我跪在水里寻找蛤蜊,我摸到了这块巨大的像石头一样的东西,他还补充道:我总是把石头掏出来扔到一边,然后看看它下面有没有蛤蜊。然后我摸到了它的边缘,心想天哪,这是一只蛤蜊。’”

Holy moly is an expression that shows surprise.

Holy moly(天哪)”是一种表示惊讶的表达方式。

Monaco knew the quahog was unusually large, so he told his mother not to cook it.

摩纳哥知道这只圆蛤大的非比寻常,所以他告诉妈妈不要把它煮掉。

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

罗德岛大学海洋科学研究机构的经理埃德·贝克计划将这只圆蛤展出。

I’m John Russell.

约翰·拉塞尔报道。

 

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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.

I’m John Russell.


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