Question for December 14,2019
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the largest _____ ever was recorded just off the coast of California
- Blue whales
- Waves – correct answer
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 Triangle – correct 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.
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 John – correct answer
- 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
- Emperor penguins – correct 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?
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 million – correct answer
- 50 million
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.
- Hottest – correct answer
- 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 these – correct 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!