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博物馆奇怪藏品——生锈的车门

I'm Lichen this Car Door [60 Second Specimens]

在博物馆的收藏品中有各种各样有趣的藏品
Museums house all sorts of interesting specimens in their collections.
你可能首先会想到一只不寻常的鸟或是一种奇艺的哺乳动物
You might think first of an unusual bird, or a remarkable mammal.
但是你会想到一辆生锈的车吗?
But would you think of a rusty car?
这个驾驶员侧车门
This driver’s-side door
来自一辆1984年的福特野马
from a 1984 Ford Bronco
菲尔德博物馆的科学家与合作者们
was collected by Field Museum scientists and their collaborators
在一次波多黎各的野外考察中
who noticed it parked on the side of the road
发现这辆车停在路边 于是将其收藏
during a field expedition in Puerto Rico.
吸引他们注意的是这辆车上富含地衣
What caught their attention was the car’sabundance of lichens:
一种由藻类和真菌的共生关系组成的类植物有机体
plant-like organisms that are comprised of a symbiotic relationship between an algae, and a fungus.
科学家们花了很多时间惊奇于
The scientists had spent some time marveling
覆盖在这辆报废汽车上的地衣多样性
at the lichen diversity that covered the decommissioned automobile;
他们认真地思考了
and after some serious consideration
如何将这辆车完整地带回
for how they’d manage to transport the entire
位于芝加哥的菲尔德博物馆
vehicle back to the Field Museum in Chicago,
他们最终决定支付20美元
they eventually settled on taking the door-
给这位感到很困惑
paying $ 20 for the accession,
但却乐于助人的车主 然后带走了车门
to the car’s very confused but accommodating owner.
目前为止 科学家们已经鉴定
So far, the scientists have identified more
出50多种生长在它上面的地衣
than 50 different species of lichen growing
其中许多种类在紫外光下会
on it — many of which fluoresce under
发出荧光 其中一种
UV light, and one of which may
可能是科学界上的一个全新物种
be a brand new species to science.
这件事说明了
That just goes to show you
科学发现往往会出现在最不起眼的地方
that scientific discoveries can be found in the most unremarkable of places.

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一扇生锈的车门到底藏着什么样的秘密

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