Question for November 14,2019

Orcas (killer whales) can be found in all of the world’s oceans, and are the top predator in what percentage of the planet?
  • 25
  • 71correct answer
  • 10
  • 100

As adults, Orcas have no natural enemies, which makes them the top predator in 71 percent of the world! They feed on everything from salmon to sharks to minke whales. 

Question for November 13,2019

Which one of the following is the smallest independent island country in the world?
  • Isle de Pico
  • Monaco
  • Naurucorrect answer
  • Fiji

East of Australia, Nauru, at 8 square miles, is the smallest island country in the world.

Question for November 12,2019

What is the average lifespan for a starfish in the wild?
  • 35 yearscorrect answer
  • 10 months
  • 8 years
  • No one knows!

Larger starfish live longer than the smaller species, but the average lifespan is 35 years for starfish in the wild. (Thanks to a 4th-grade student at North Star Elementary for today's question!)

Question for November 11,2019

19 years ago in Teahupoo, Tahiti, Laird Hamilton rode the _______, known as one of the meanest and thickest waves ever to be surfed
  • Beast
  • Millennium Wavecorrect answer
  • OMG wave
  • Angry Wall

On August 17th, 2000, Laird Hamilton rode the ‘Millennnium Wave’, one of the heaviest waves ever surfed and said to be the day big wave surfing changed forever.

Question for November 10,2019

What is a sharks skeleton made out of? (Hint, it's different than fish)
  • Bone
  • Cartilagecorrect answer
  • Titanium
  • Keratin

Sharks have skeletons made of cartilage and connective tissue. Cartilage is flexible and durable, yet it is about half the normal density of bone.

Question for November 09,2019

Coral reefs take up less than 0.2% of the ocean's bottom. What percent of marine life live in the reefs?
  • 25correct answer
  • 5
  • 100
  • 55

Coral reefs are believed by many to have the highest biodiversity of any ecosystem on the planet. More than 25% of marine life call these reefs home, yet they occupy less than 0.2% of the ocean floor.

Question for November 08,2019

Which species of dolphins are known as being the most acrobatic? 
  • Common dolphin
  • Bottlenose dolphin
  • Dusky dolphincorrect answer
  • Cirque du Soleil dolphin

Dusky dolphins are arguably the most lively dolphins in the world and are master acrobats. Watch out Cirque du Soleil! 

Question for November 07,2019

The number of shampoo bottles thrown out every year could fill over _____ football stadiums.
  • 1 million
  • 1,100correct answer
  • 335
  • 20

More than 552 million shampoo bottles are ending up in landfills every year - which is enough to fill over 1,164 football stadiums! 

Question for November 06,2019

The acronym OCEAN is often used to remember and describe five...
  • Personality traitscorrect answer
  • Species of eels
  • Holidays
  • Types of coral

The acronym OCEAN is helpful in remembering the Big Five personality traits -  openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.