Past Trivia

In case you missed it - the last 9 days of trivia

Question for August 02,2021

Known as the Antarctic Ocean until 2000, the _____ ocean is the 2nd smallest ocean, covering 4 percent of the Earth’s surface.
  • Pacific
  • Southerncorrect answer
  • Atlantic
  • Arctic

Comprising the southernmost ocean waters, the Southern Ocean (known as the Antarctic Ocean until 2000), covers 4 percent of the Earth’s surface. The Southern Ocean is the youngest ocean as it was formed 'only' 30 million years ago when South America and Antarctica moved apart.

Question for August 01,2021

There are 54 species of seahorses worldwide… Which one is less than one inch long?
  • Leafy sea dragon
  • Pygmy seahorsecorrect answer
  • Tiny Tiger Tail seahorse
  • Longsnout seahorse

Seahorses are small bony fish that swim upright and have skin instead of scales. Pygmy seahorses are less than one inch long and perfectly match the color and texture of the corals they live on! Are you able to spy them?

Question for July 31,2021

True or False: Sound moves through ocean water about four times faster than it does through air.
  • Truecorrect answer
  • False

Water is more dense than air and sound passes through the tightly packed molecules super fast - about four times faster than it does through air! Ocean water near 70° F (21° C) transmits sound at about a mile per second, much faster than the fastest jet plane can fly.

Question for July 30,2021

Which one of the following states in America has become the first to pass a law to make big companies pay for the cost of recycling their packaging?
  • Utah
  • New York
  • Mainecorrect answer
  • South Carolina

Maine has passed the nation’s first law to make big companies pay for the cost of recycling their packaging. The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. Environmental advocates are saying the change could be “transformative.” Happy Good News Friday, everyone!

Question for July 29,2021

Which one of the following species gets its name from its nearly transparent body?
  • Glass octopuscorrect answer
  • Zebra shark
  • Hagfish
  • Seadragon

Need a reminder that our ocean is full of unusual and exotic animals? Look no further than the glass octopus. The species gets its name from its nearly transparent body - you can see straight through to the optic nerve, eyes and digestive tract. They’re a rare sight, but we have close-up footage of a glass octopus in the wild… want to check it out?

Question for July 28,2021

What percentage of all water on Earth is saltwater?
  • 6 percent
  • 23 percent
  • 68 percent
  • 97 percentcorrect answer

Amazingly, ninety-seven percent of all water on Earth is saltwater! The remaining three percent is found in glaciers and ice, below the ground, and in rivers and lakes. For thousands of years, humans have harvested salt by evaporating ocean water.

Question for July 27,2021

True or False: A narwhal tusk is one big tooth.
  • Truecorrect answer
  • False

You know that big horn that makes narwhals the magical unicorns of the sea? Well, that’s a super large, super-sensitive tooth that grows to 10 feet long and can help stun their prey. Do you want to see what they look like?

Question for July 26,2021

Excluding continents, which one of the following islands is the largest in the world?
  • New Guinea
  • Greenlandcorrect answer
  • Australia
  • Fiji

Home to 56,000 people, Greenland is located between the Arctic Ocean and North Atlantic Ocean and is the world’s largest island that is not a continent - twice the size of the next largest, New Guinea.

Question for July 25,2021

Which of the following is true about the lovable Florida manatee?
  • They can live up to 60 years
  • Their closest living relative is the elephant
  • They're in trouble and need our help
  • All of thesecorrect answer

The lovable Florida manatee is an aquatic mammal that can live up to 60 years, their closest living relative is the elephant, and they’re in trouble and need our help. The manatee's already small population is in rapid decline, but there’s still time to protect them - and you can help.

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