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.
- Southern – correct answer
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 seahorse – correct 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.
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?
- New York
- Maine – correct 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 octopus – correct answer
- Zebra shark
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 percent – correct 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.
- True – correct answer
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?
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 these – correct 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.