PAST TRIVIA

Question for December 14,2019

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the largest _____ ever was recorded just off the coast of California
  • Blue whales
  • Earthquakes
  • Wavescorrect answer
  • Octopuses

A “bomb cyclone” created severe weather around the country, including a monster 75-foot wave off the California Coast - one of the largest and tallest ever recorded!

Question for December 13,2019

Also called the Amazon of the Seas, the ______ in Southeast Asia, covers just 1.6% of the planet’s oceanic area, but has 76% of all known coral species in the world.
  • Jungle Islands
  • Coral Trianglecorrect answer
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Treasure Trove

The Coral Triangle has the richest marine biodiversity in the world… home to most of our coral, over 3,000 species of fish and 6 of the world’s 7 marine turtle species!

Question for December 12,2019

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our solar system… and there are more _____ in our ocean than stars in the Milky Way.
  • Fish
  • Straws
  • Dolphins
  • Microplasticscorrect answer

There are more than 51 trillion microplastic particles in the sea, 500 times more than the number of stars in our galaxy. A pretty good reason to stop our #singleuse! 

Question for December 11,2019

Oceans Away, is a song featured on The Diving Board, the 29th studio album by this British singer-songwriter.
  • Harry Styles
  • Elton Johncorrect answer
  • Adele
  • Ed Sheeran

Mega star Elton John has sold over 300 million records. Oceans Away was a song featured on his 2013 album, The Diving Board.

Question for December 10,2019

Which of the following are the deepest diving birds in the world?
  • Atlantic puffins
  • Seagulls
  • Shearwaters
  • Emperor penguinscorrect answer

Emperor penguins can reach depths of 600 meters (1968 feet) and dive times of 25 minutes, making them the deepest diving birds in the world. 

Question for December 09,2019

What marine animal shares many physical characteristics of their ancestors who swam the seas in the time of the dinosaurs?
  • Electric eel
  • Frilled sharkcorrect answer
  • Clownfish
  • Bottlenose dolphin

Considered living fossils, the frilled shark prefers to remain in the oceans' depths, up to 5,000 feet below the surface… and share many characteristics of their pre-historic ancestors.

Question for December 08,2019

Amazingly, the oceans hold about 97% of the Earth's water supply... how many cubic miles does this equal?
  • 1 billion
  • 332 millioncorrect answer
  • 50 million
  • 900,000

The oceans hold about 332 million cubic miles of water (1.34 billion cubic kilometers) which is about 97% of the Earth's water. It's safe to say, the health of the oceans is vitally important! 

Question for December 07,2019

The year 2018 marked the oceans' _____ year on record.
  • Hottestcorrect answer
  • Cleanest
  • Coldest
  • Most beautiful

Unfortunately, last year was the oceans' hottest year on record. Warmer waters lead to a range of consequences, from changing colors to rising sea levels to more powerful storms.  

Question for December 06,2019

What do bamboo toothbrushes, steel straws, wooden utensil kits and cotton produce bags have in common? They all…
  • Fit into a stocking
  • Make great gifts
  • Remove plastic from the ocean
  • All of thesecorrect answer

Not only are all of these things excellent (and fun) plastic-free alternatives, but they also make great stocking stuffers and remove plastic from the ocean!