PAST TRIVIA

Question for August 02,2020

What changes in the ocean below the depth of 10 meters?
  • Pressure increases
  • Divers cannot see red or yellow
  • Blood appears dark green in color
  • All of thesecorrect answer

Not only does pressure increase in the ocean after 10 meters, below this depth blood appears dark green in color and divers cannot see red or yellow!

Question for August 01,2020

What percent of our oceans are covered by sea ice?
  • 2%
  • 8%
  • 15%correct answer
  • 45%

With 15% of our oceans covered by sea ice during part of the year, sea ice influences the global climate by reflecting a lot of sunlight out into the atmosphere and, importantly, back into space.

Question for July 31,2020

Every year, approximately _____ dog poop, pick-up bags made from plastic are used throughout the world.
  • 600,000
  • 3 million
  • 73 million
  • 500 millioncorrect answer

500 million plastic, poop pick-up bags are used globally every year, ending up in our landfills and oceans. Luckily, we have a biodegradable and earth-friendly option for you!

Question for July 30,2020

Fortunately, the Hawaiian Islands avoided a direct hit from Hurricane Douglas this week. The storm did however, wash ashore massive amounts of….
  • Coral
  • Jellyfish
  • Plasticcorrect answer
  • Seaweed

Although the hurricane passed by Hawaii, it washed ashore massive amounts of plastic from the Pacific Gyre. Today, our partner, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, is working to clean it up! Spread the word - the more people that answer today’s trivia, the more plastic we can help remove!

Question for July 29,2020

What is the depth of the world record in freediving? (Freediving relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than using scuba gear).
  • 70 feet
  • 312 feet
  • 831 feetcorrect answer
  • Over 1,000 feet

Herbert Nitsch is the freediving World Record Holder - named “The Deepest Man on Earth”. This title was given to him after he set the world record (in the Aegean Sea) for freediving - at an incredible depth of 831 feet!

Question for July 28,2020

The lyrics, 'Do you see the ways that we've let plastic cover the ocean like snow?' were written by which talented singer and songwriter, as part of their hit studio album released in 2018?
  • Robert Johnson
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Dolly Parton
  • Ziggy Albertscorrect answer

Ziggy Alberts uses his music as a way to create awareness on environmental issues such as plastic pollution. The lyrics 'Do you see the ways that we've let plastic cover the ocean like snow?' are from his hit song Laps Around the Sun. He's a very impressive 26-year-old, and we recently had the pleasure of interviewing him...

Question for July 27,2020

Oceans are deep as well as wide. What is the average depth of the ocean, in feet?
  • 550
  • 2,800
  • 12,100correct answer
  • 55,000

On average, the ocean is 12,100 feet (2.3 miles) deep. However, about 200 miles southwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, the water in the Mariana Trench is 36,200 feet deep, almost seven miles!

Question for July 26,2020

Recently, a new species and genus of marine creature was discovered in a prehistoric area of eastern Pacific seafloor rock. This creature resembles the alien in the beloved movie _____.
  • Aliens
  • Mars Attack!
  • E.T.correct answer
  • Avatar

An ‘alien-like’ creature was recently found growing in an area of the Pacific seafloor that dates as far back as 145 million years ago! With a body rising high on a stalk with two large holes reminiscent of the eyes of E.T., it now claims the name “E.T. Sponge”.

Question for July 25,2020

True or False: Although Coral reef ecosystems occupy less than 1% of our oceans, they’re home to 10% of all marine life.
  • True
  • Falsecorrect answer

Coral reef ecosystems are vital to marine life. Representing under 1% of our oceans, they are home to over 25% of all marine life!