Past Trivia

Question for November 27,2020

Ever-creative sea otters anchor their babies with _____ while they dive for red urchins.
  • Kelp bladescorrect answer
  • Coral
  • Seaweed
  • Seashell necklaces

Otters attach their babies to kelp blades as they forage for food, and one of the sea otter's favorite foods is the sea urchin.

Question for November 26,2020

This Thanksgiving we’re thankful for…
  • Our friends and family
  • The FTO community (YOU)
  • Our beautiful ocean
  • All of thesecorrect answer

It’s been a tough year but we are so thankful for our friends and family, our beautiful ocean, and YOU, the Free the Ocean community. Wishing you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Question for November 25,2020

Which one of the following famous paintings from the 19th century, depicts a romantic seascape?
  • The Ninth Wave
  • The Water Lily Pond
  • Moonrise Over the Seacorrect answer
  • The Icebergs

Painted in 1822, by German painter Caspar David Friedrich, Moonrise Over the Sea is a famous oil-on-canvas painting that depicts a romantic seascape (over the baltic sea).

Question for November 24,2020

When manta rays bury themselves in a sandy seabed, they breathe by bringing oxygenated water to their gills through holes called…
  • Spiraclescorrect answer
  • Pores
  • Oxygen bubbles
  • Manta tubes

Spiracles are located just behind manta rays eyes, and these holes are how the rays breathe when they've buried themselves in a sandy seabed - which they do very often!

Question for November 23,2020

This pet food is 100% natural, contains no synthetic vitamins and uses certified plastic neutral bags
  • Purina
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Natures Logiccorrect answer
  • Science Diet

Nature’s Logic is 100% natural pet food (with no synthetic vitamins), uses certified plastic neutral bags… AND they’re offering a special deal for the Free the Ocean community!

Question for November 23,2020

The biggest wave ever recorded by humans was caused by a massive tsunami and reached a peak height of ____ feet.
  • 87.5
  • 535
  • 1,720correct answer
  • 4,750

The biggest wave ever recorded was 1,720 feet. Yes, you read that right! It was classed as a mega-tsunami and happened in Lituya Bay, Alaska in 1958.

Question for November 22,2020

Plastic packaging material (think plastic, styrofoam peanuts, and bubble wrap) makes up about ____ % of the average landfill.
  • 3
  • 14
  • 33correct answer
  • 99

In the US alone, 139 billion pounds of waste go into landfills each year, and 1/3rd of it (33%) is from packaging! Avoiding plastic packaging when you ship or receive packages can be challenging, so we’re sharing 3 simple tips to help reduce your waste…

Question for November 21,2020

True or False: Jellyfish are fish.
  • True
  • Falsecorrect answer

Jellyfish are not fish at all. Jellyfish are more closely related to corals and anemones than fish and their evolution predates that of true fish by at least 100 million years!

Question for November 20,2020

The latest cleanup that you helped make possible, resulted in the removal of around _____ lbs of plastic!
  • 112
  • 1,050
  • 9,300
  • 25,000correct answer

The cleanup took place in Molokai, Hawaii, where 25,000 lbs of plastic was removed from the ocean and coastlines! We wanted to share some images from this cleanup, as you helped make this happen…