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科技英语写作基础(系列):阅读Removal of Marine Microplastics

已有 531 次阅读 2020-3-19 09:44 |个人分类:Scientific Writing|系统分类:论文交流| 科技英语写作

The goal is to learn how to write better.

分析的目的是为了提高科技英语写作水平(不是针对作者)。

Green highlight is used to show good writing.

好好学习:用绿色标出。

Yellow means "questionable."

虽然蜗居在家,时间依然慢慢地溜走了。

Passive and Active Removal of Marine Microplastics by a Mushroom Coral (Danafungia scruposa)

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.00128/full

 

Although millions of tons of plastics end up in oceans each year, floating plastics account for only about 1% of all plastic inputs in the ocean. 

 

Particularly, microplastics below 1 mm in length, are missing in surface waters due to removal processes like ingestion by marine animals, biofouling, and sinking. 

评论:I would use “smaller than” instead of “below.”

The comma before “are missing” is wrong. There are two ways to fix it. Do you know how?

Normally, I don’t like using “are verb-ing”(现在进行时) but “are missing” is fine here.

 

Here, we studied how a species of mushroom corals (Danafungia scruposa), common in the Maldives, contributed to the removal of microplastics from the water suspension through active (ingestion) and passive (adhesion to the surface) mechanisms. 

评论:I don’t think I would use the past tense here.

 

We evaluated if removal rates were affected by the presence of the coral natural prey (i.e., Artemia salina) and by biofouling on the surface of the microplastic. 

评论:I don’t think I would use the past tense here.

 

We found that the coral quickly interacts both actively and passively with microplastics and that the probability for the coral to ingest and retain microplastics was higher when the surface of the microplastic was biofouled. 

评论:I don’t think I would use the past tense here.

 

We also found that passive adhesion of microplastics was the primary mechanism through which corals sequester microplastics from the water column.

评论:I don’t think I would use the past tense here.

 

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