Past Trivia

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

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 aphoticcorrect 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.
  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 25correct 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?
  • 18
  • 53
  • 146correct answer
  • 5,355

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?
  • Arctic
  • Abacus
  • Atollcorrect answer
  • Abroad

An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef, island, or series of islets. An atoll surrounds a body of water called a lagoon. Sometimes, atolls and lagoons protect a central island and channels between islets connect a lagoon to the open ocean or sea!

Question for January 23,2023

Similarly to land topography, ______ examines what lies beneath the surface of the ocean.
  • Bathymetrycorrect answer
  • Hydrology
  • Oceanography
  • Potamology

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.
  • 3
  • 10
  • 21
  • 33correct answer

The Antarctic blue whale is HUGE… weighing up to 400,000 pounds (approximately 33 elephants) and nearly 100 feet in length. It's also the loudest animal on earth, even louder than a jet engine!

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:
  • Spaincorrect answer
  • Norway
  • Majorca
  • Germany

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?
  • Puffins
  • Albatross
  • Mallards
  • Penguinscorrect 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 toothcorrect 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…

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