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WHERE does sand come from? There are many sources. But the one described in this article might surprise you. It is a fish that grinds coral into fine sand
—the parrot fish!海沙
   哪里   呢?来源   多。这  文章  介绍 其中  个,可能   意想   的。有      珊瑚   细沙,它 就是 鹦嘴鱼。

鹦嘴鱼 通常   暗礁 睡觉,但 有时   那里 还是   鲨鱼 发现。

Parrot fish usually sleep concealed under a ledge, but such a hiding place will not always protect them from a hungry shark.

为了 达到 双重 保护,有些 鹦嘴鱼   晚间 分泌    黏液,把 自己  起来,仿佛 穿    透明  睡袍。海洋 科学家 相信,这  保护膜 发出 难闻  气味  使 掠食者 转身  逃。

For additional safety, some parrot fish wrap themselves up for the night. They secrete a protective mucus that envelops them, looking somewhat like a transparent nightgown. Marine scientists believe that this foul-smelling wrapping protects them from predators.

Read more:

English: The Parrot Fish—A Sand-Making Machine?

Chinese: 鹦嘴鱼——一种造沙机

圣经中说:

最初,上帝创造了天地。 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. - Genesis 1:1
我要赞颂你,因为我的受造奇妙可畏。你的作为奇妙,我是清楚知道的。 I praise you because in an awe-inspiring way I am wonderfully made. - Psalm 139:14
自从创世以来,上帝那些看不见的特质,就是他的永恒力量和神性,都已清楚可见,从他所造的东西就能看出来... For his invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his…
任何房屋都有人建造,但建造万物的就是上帝。 Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but the one who constructed all things is God. - Hebrews 3:4