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  • (intense orchestral music)

    (管絃樂)

  • - My name is Kat McFadden

    - 我叫凱特-麥克法登

  • and I am a senior aquarist here at Georgia Aquarium.

    我是佐治亞水族館的高級水族師。

  • And I have the privilege

    而我有特權

  • of working with our Ocean Voyager exhibit,

    與我們的 "海洋航行者 "展覽合作的。

  • which is one of the largest aquatic habitats in the world.

    是世界上最大的水生生物棲息地之一。

  • It's over 6.3 million gallons of temperate salt water.

    這是超過630萬加侖的溫鹽水。

  • It's also home to some of the largest fish in the world,

    這裡也是一些世界上最大的魚的家園。

  • including our four whale sharks and three manta rays

    包括我們的四條鯨鯊和三條蝠鱝。

  • and about 8,000 other smaller fish as well.

    以及大約8000條其他小魚。

  • A lot of people have asked what it takes

    很多人都問過,需要什麼

  • to keep all of these animals happy and healthy

    讓所有這些動物快樂和健康

  • on a day-to-day basis.

    在日常工作中。

  • So I thought I'd share with you guys

    所以我想和大家分享一下

  • just a little glimpse of what my day looks like

    我的一天是怎樣的,只是一個小插曲

  • in Ocean Voyager.

    在《海洋航行者》中。

  • Follow me.

    跟著我。

  • Welcome to the deck of Ocean Voyager.

    歡迎來到海洋航行者號的甲板。

  • It is even bigger than it looks like

    它比它的外表還要大

  • when you're down in front looking at all the animals.

    當你在前面看著所有的動物。

  • It is nearly the length of a football field.

    它幾乎有一個足球場的長度。

  • And so we have all of those

    所以我們有所有這些

  • 6.3 million gallons of salt water,

    630萬加侖的鹽水。

  • and you can't see so well,

    而你又看不清楚

  • but behind those walls is all the life support systems

    但在這些牆的後面是所有的生命支持系統。

  • that it takes to keep that water clean and comfortable

    保持水的清潔和舒適性所需要的

  • for the animals that live in here.

    為生活在這裡的動物。

  • So a tank has quite a bit of food

    所以一個魚缸有相當多的食物

  • that we have to get through throughout the day.

    我們必須通過一天的時間。

  • He is a very large turtle,

    他是一隻很大的烏龜。

  • we're talking 400 pounds plus,

    我們正在談論400磅以上。

  • and his entire diet is vegetarian

    而他的全部飲食都是素食

  • which means he eats a lot of lettuce.

    這意味著他吃了很多生菜。

  • He also gets cabbage,

    他還得到了捲心菜。

  • today he's got some red cabbage.

    今天,他有一些紅色的捲心菜。

  • He also has some bok choy in there.

    他也有一些青菜在裡面。

  • We try to vary up the vegetables quite a bit.

    我們嘗試在蔬菜上做了不少改變。

  • But let me tell you, this animal definitely loves his salad.

    但我告訴你,這個動物絕對喜歡他的沙拉。

  • There are seven species of sea turtles in the world.

    世界上有7種海龜。

  • Every single one of them are endangered.

    他們每一個人都是瀕臨滅絕的。

  • Green sea turtles are one of my personal favorites

    綠海龜是我個人最喜歡的動物之一

  • and Tank is a great ambassador for his species here.

    而Tank在這裡是他的物種的偉大大使

  • Sea turtles can live

    海龜可以生活在

  • very similar to a human's life expectancy, 80 years plus,

    非常類似於人類的壽命,80歲以上。

  • so he's got a home here absolutely forever

    所以他在這裡有一個家,絕對是永遠的家

  • and Ocean Voyager is a large enough habitat

    而 "海洋旅行者 "號是一個足夠大的棲息地

  • to accommodate that.

    以適應這種情況。

  • So our food is prepared for us every single day

    所以我們的食物是每天都為我們準備的。

  • by our wonderful commissary team.

    由我們優秀的福利社團隊。

  • And so this is Tallulah's food right here.

    這就是塔魯拉的食物了。

  • Tallulah is our largest of the three manta rays.

    塔盧拉是我們三條蝠鱝中最大的一條。

  • And on top we have her vitamins ready.

    最重要的是,我們已經準備好了她的維生素。

  • So even though Tallulah is a very, very large fish,

    所以儘管塔魯拉是一條非常非常大的魚。

  • she actually eats really tiny foods.

    她其實吃的食物真的很小。

  • This is superba krill,

    這是超霸磷蝦。

  • it's kind of like a really tiny shrimp.

    這有點像一個真正的小蝦米。

  • And as you watch the manta feed

    當你看著蝠鱝進食的時候

  • you'll see how we offer that exact amount of food

    你會看到我們如何提供準確的食物量。

  • right to the mantas in this huge habitat.

    在這個巨大的棲息地裡的螳螂的權利。

  • And one of the tools that we use

    而我們使用的工具之一

  • is this large ladle on a stick.

    是這個大杓子的棍子。

  • So we can put the food right in here,

    所以我們可以把食物放在這裡。

  • and every single one of our mantas

    和我們的每一個海象

  • knows what color their ladle is.

    知道他們的鋼包是什麼顏色。

  • So Tallulah is our blue ladle

    所以塔魯拉是我們的藍包子。

  • and she will line up right to it

    她就會排著隊來

  • and we can offer that krill directly her mouth.

    我們可以直接把磷蝦送到她嘴裡。

  • I am convinced they're the smartest fish out there.

    我相信它們是最聰明的魚。

  • They have one of the largest brain to body ratios

    它們的大腦和身體的比例是最大的之一。

  • in the fish world.

    在魚界。

  • They've got fantastic vision,

    他們有很好的視野。

  • they have learning ability,

    他們有學習能力。

  • and we're really wanting to see

    我們真的很想看到

  • what we can learn about their cognitive abilities as well.

    我們也可以瞭解到他們的認知能力。

  • And that's not something you traditionally

    而這不是你傳統的東西

  • see with a lot of species of fish,

    見與很多種類的魚。

  • but the mantas are definitely in their own genre.

    但螳螂絕對有自己的風格。

  • They're fantastic.

    他們是夢幻般的。

  • We are the only aquarium in North America

    我們是北美唯一的水族館

  • to house mantas here,

    在這裡安置曼塔斯。

  • so you're gonna get a very special experience

    所以,你會得到一個非常特殊的經驗。

  • when you come to see them.

    當你來見他們的時候。

  • Even just seeing these animals in real life,

    即使只是在現實生活中看到這些動物。

  • I mean, nothing compares to it.

    我的意思是,沒有什麼比得上它。

  • (peaceful music)

    (和平音樂)

  • We have nearly 8,000 smaller fish in here

    我們這裡有近八千條小魚呢

  • and we certainly don't forget them every day too.

    我們當然也不會每天都忘記他們。

  • And you could see the batfish know that it is feeding time.

    而且你可以看到蝙蝠魚知道,現在是餵食時間。

  • We are just over top of our large theater viewing window.

    我們的大劇院觀景窗就在上面。

  • It is one of the largest aquatic viewing windows

    它是最大的水上觀景窗口之一。

  • in the world,

    在世界上。

  • it's over 23 feet tall.

    它超過23英尺高。

  • So hopefully

    所以希望

  • the guests that are standing right underneath me

    眾望所歸

  • are gonna get a really nice view.

    是會得到一個非常好的觀點。

  • And it looks like today

    而今天看來

  • we've got some more gel food for them.

    我們已經得到了一些更多的凝膠食物給他們。

  • Again, this is a super healthy diet.

    同樣,這也是一種超級健康的飲食。

  • It's got all the vitamins that they need

    它有所有的維生素,他們需要的。

  • to keep their color and their health up.

    以保持其色澤和健康。

  • And you can see all this reflection

    你可以看到所有這些反射

  • on the surface of the water,

    在水面上。

  • that's not just the lights on the exhibit.

    這不僅僅是展覽上的燈光。

  • We have a natural skylight in here.

    我們這裡有一個自然天窗。

  • That's really unique

    這真的很特別

  • 'cause it allows our animals to get the sunlight,

    因為它可以讓我們的動物得到陽光。

  • get the vitamin D and the UV rays

    攝取維生素D和紫外線。

  • that they need for overall health.

    他們對整體健康的需求。

  • (peaceful music)

    (和平音樂)

  • Just like our mantas,

    就像我們的螳螂一樣

  • we have these whale sharks which are very, very large fish.

    我們有這些鯨鯊,它們是非常非常大的魚。

  • However, they too are eating super tiny food here.

    不過,他們也在這裡吃著超小的食物。

  • So if you look in those bins,

    所以如果你在這些垃圾箱裡找。

  • you'll see very similar to what you saw in the manta bin.

    你會看到非常相似的 你在曼塔斌看到。

  • We've got a lot of superba krill,

    我們有很多超霸磷蝦。

  • we've got some of that gel food in there, some vitamins.

    我們已經得到了一些凝膠食品 在那裡,一些維生素。

  • We also have maybe some small fish

    我們也有一些小魚

  • I see a layered down there in the bottom

    我在下面看到一個分層的東西

  • just to make sure they get that varied

    只是為了確保他們得到不同的

  • and nutritionally appropriate diet.

    和營養適宜的飲食。

  • And I've talked a few times about,

    我也說過幾次。

  • when we have so many animals,

    當我們有這麼多的動物。

  • making sure that they all know

    確保他們都知道

  • where to go to get their food is very important.

    到哪裡去找他們的食物是非常重要的。

  • The whale sharks are absolutely no exception to that.

    鯨鯊絕對不例外。

  • So each of our feeders,

    所以我們每個飼養員。

  • they go to a specific line,

    他們去一個特定的行。

  • and each whale shark knows where their boat is

    每條鯨鯊都知道自己的船在哪裡。

  • and what their ladle is.

    以及他們的杓子是什麼。

  • So right now you are watching Yushan eat.

    所以現在你是在看玉山吃飯。

  • He he's got a red ladle

    他... ...他有一個紅色的勺子。

  • and Kayla is feeding him on the second line over.

    而凱拉正在喂他在二線以上。

  • The whale sharks definitely go through quite a bit of krill.

    鯨鯊肯定會經過不少磷蝦。

  • So even though their food is very small,

    所以儘管他們的食物非常少。

  • they still need to eat quite a lot of it.

    他們還需要吃相當多的東西。

  • We're looking at up to 50 pounds of food a day

    我們每天要吃50磅的食物

  • per whale shark,

    每條鯨鯊。

  • and they're still growing.

    而且他們還在成長。

  • Whale sharks, despite their name, they are true sharks.

    鯨鯊,雖然名字很好聽,但它們是真正的鯊魚。

  • However, they are the largest fish in the ocean.

    然而,它們是海洋中最大的魚類。

  • They'll usually hit just over 30 feet.

    他們通常會打到30英尺以上。

  • Even the record sizes can get a lot bigger than that.

    即使是唱片尺寸也會比這個大很多。

  • So these are very large fish

    所以這些都是很大的魚

  • and it takes up quite a bit of food

    飯量大

  • to keep them happy and satiated.

    讓他們高興和滿足。

  • I've talked to many guests who,

    我和很多客人聊過,他們。

  • they see these whale sharks

    他們看到這些鯨鯊

  • and they ask if they're whales.

    他們問他們是否是鯨魚。

  • And when they find out, nope, they're sharks,

    當他們發現,不,他們是鯊魚。

  • that can be kind of a scary thing,

    這可能是一種可怕的事情。

  • a shark that is that big.

    鯊魚,是那麼大。

  • However, these are incredibly docile creatures

    然而,這些是令人難以置信的溫順的生物。

  • despite their ginormous size, that huge mouth.

    儘管它們體型巨大,那張巨大的嘴。

  • The only thing they care about

    他們唯一關心的是

  • is plankton that is about this big.

    是浮游生物,大約這麼大。

  • I'm hoping that by coming to the aquarium

    我希望通過來水族館的方式

  • and seeing all of our beautiful creatures,

    並看到我們所有美麗的生物。

  • that our guests will start to just get an idea

    我們的客人將開始只是得到一個想法。

  • of how unique and varied

    多麼獨特和多樣

  • and what is out there in these oceans,

    以及這些海洋裡有什麼。

  • and even by changing one small thing that we do

    甚至通過改變我們所做的一件小事。

  • in our day-to-day routines,

    在我們的日常工作中。

  • whether that's making sure that we're recycling

    不管是確保我們的回收再利用

  • or being mindful of our carbon emissions,

    或注意我們的碳排放。

  • even just taking a carpool,

    甚至只是採取拼車。