Question for January 27,2023
The ocean is generally divided into these three zones, which are named based on the amount of sunlight they receive: The _____ zones.
- Lumiere, bleu, and noir
- Deep, deeper, and deepest
- Euphotic, dysphotic, and aphotic – correct answer
- Top, middle, and bottom
Named for the amount of light they receive, the 3 ocean zones are the euphotic (surface to 200 meters), the dysphotic (200-1,000 meters) and the aphotic (1,000 plus meters). No sunlight reaches beyond 1,000 meters deep.
Question for January 26,2023
It’s our first sustainable sale of 2023! Today, take ______ % off site wide.
- 25 – correct answer
Our plastic free products help free the ocean. Today, take 25% OFF sitewide! Use code FTO25 at checkout.
Question for January 25,2023
How many new animal and plant species were discovered on land and in the ocean in 2022?
- 146 – correct answer
Last year, 146 new species from around the globe were added to the biodiversity database! These new species ranged from isolated mountain peaks to deep within the ocean, including fish, rays, lizards, spiders, scorpions, and plants. We share two of our favorites here…
Question for January 24,2023
What "A" word means a ring-shaped reef of coral that completely encloses a lagoon?
Question for January 23,2023
Similarly to land topography, ______ examines what lies beneath the surface of the ocean.
- Bathymetry – correct answer
Bathymetry is the study of depth and features below the surface of water (ocean, seas, lakes…). Also generally known as “submarine topography” it comes from two Greek words: bathys, meaning “deep” and metrike, meaning “to measure".
Question for January 22,2023
The Antarctic blue whale can weigh as much as _______ elephants, making it the biggest animal on earth.
Question for January 21,2023
Cigarette butts are the number one type of trash littered on beaches… this European country has recently taken a big step toward cleaning them up:
- Spain – correct answer
Spain is leading the way in tackling the problem of cigarette butt pollution with a new initiative that charges cigarette manufacturers for picking them up. Learn more about this interesting and innovative step toward cleaning their beaches here...
Question for January 20,2023
When in a group, this marine bird species is called a waddle when on land and a raft when in the water?
- Penguins – correct answer
A group of penguins in the water is called a raft, and while one on land is called a waddle. And… It's Penguin Awareness Day today! A day to recognize and celebrate these adorable, flightless birds, and create awareness to help protect them and their habitat.
Question for January 19,2023
A 9-year-old made a discovery of a lifetime when she found a _____ in Chesapeake Bay.
- Purple edison pearl
- 5-inch-long megalodon tooth – correct answer
- Collection of rare seashells
- Old letter in a bottle
A 9-year-old named Molly waded into the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay on Christmas morning where she pulled out a 5-inch-long megalodon tooth, the find of a lifetime! This fascinating and extinct shark species disappeared millions of years ago. We share the story here…