《中英對照讀新聞》Thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles being rescued in Texas／成千上萬隻凍暈的海龜於德州獲救
Residents, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes due to the unusually chilly weather, have been rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention center in a South Texas resort town.
"Every 15 minutes or less there’s another truck or SUV that pulls up," Ed Caum, executive director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The South Padre Island Convention Center started pitching in Monday when its neighbor, Sea Turtle Inc., could no longer handle the number of sea turtles being dropped off.
He says they’ve "collected" more than 3,500 sea turtles so far. He said he hesitates to use the word rescued because "we know we’re going to lose some." (AP)
pull up：片語動詞，指停車、向上拉、拔起。例句：Pull up a chair!（快點過來坐！）
pitch in：片語動詞，指投入、參與、支援。例句：He pitched in with an offer of help.（他主動提議幫忙。）
drop off：片語動詞，指入睡、下降、放下車、人潮漸漸散去。例句：His friends had dropped off one by one.（他的朋友一一離他而去。）