Pinguins resgatados são liberados no mar para 'voltar pra casa'

Atualizado em  8 de fevereiro, 2013 - 10:12 (Brasília) 12:12 GMT

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Sessenta e dois pinguins e um leão marinho tinham se perdido na costa brasileira; assista à reportagem em inglês.

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A special day for 62 penguins and one sea lion rescued late last year off the Brazilian coast after getting lost during migration.

They’ve been looked after in a rehabilitation centre and now, after having been tagged, are being released into the ocean to catch a current to take them home.

The sea is choppy but, with a little help, one by one they slip back into the sea.


Transcrição em português

Um dia especial para os 62 pinguins e um leão marinho resgatados no ano passado na costa brasileira depois de se perderem durante a migração.

Eles receberam tratamento em um centro de reabilitação e agora, depois de serem marcados, estão sendo soltos no mar para pegar carona em uma corrente marinha que os leve para casa.

O mar está agitado, mas, com um pouco de ajuda, eles vão deslizando um a um para dentro da água.


Vocabulary

migration

rehabilitation the looking after and caring for someone or something while it returns to good health

tagged fitted with a device which can be tracked electronically

a current the movement of water in a particular direction

choppy with a lot of little waves caused by the wind

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

migration / rehabilitation / tagged / a current / choppy

1.
Hen harriers have been __________ by the conservation organisation since 2002 in an effort to learn more about their movements across the country.

2.
According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and __________ waters of San Francisco Bay.

3.
The Portuguese man-of-war normally lives in warm seas off Florida Keys, the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Pacific, but winds and __________ can bring it to UK water.

4.
Toads are very conservative about where they breed and a decline in numbers is accelerated when roads are built across their __________ routes.

5.
Academics and designers have come up with a device to help people recover from the physical effects of a stroke.
Envisage uses motion sensor technology to show patients whether or not they are doing their __________ exercises correctly.




Answers


1.
Hen harriers have been tagged by the conservation organisation since 2002 in an effort to learn more about their movements across the country.

Source: Hen harrier Bowland Betty killing prompts reward offer
http://bbc.in/T0EJSB

2.
According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay.

Source: Alcatraz escape still surprises, 50 years on
http://bbc.in/Kj4YSJ

3.
The Portuguese man-of-war normally lives in warm seas off Florida Keys, the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Pacific, but winds and currents can bring it to UK water.

Source: Portuguese man-of-war found at Westward Ho! beach clean
http://bbc.in/RWXqsu

4.
Toads are very conservative about where they breed and a decline in numbers is accelerated when roads are built across their migration routes.

Source: Stroud toads helped to cross roads in a bid to boost numbers
http://bbc.in/TpChrO

5.
Academics and designers have come up with a device to help people recover from the physical effects of a stroke.
Envisage uses motion sensor technology to show patients whether or not they are doing their rehabilitation exercises correctly.

Source: Exercise device helps 'envisage' recovery from strokes
http://bbc.in/12b1vOC

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