Past Trivia

Question for September 25,2020

This ocean is seasonally covered in ice and is the fifth and newest named ocean basin: 
  • Pacific
  • Atlantic
  • Arctic
  • Southerncorrect answer

Historically, there are four named ocean basins: The Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and the Arctic. However, most countries now recognize the Southern (Antarctic) as the fifth ocean basin.

Question for September 24,2020

True or False: Ninety-seven percent of all water on Earth is saltwater.
  • Truecorrect answer
  • False

For thousands of years, humans have harvested salt by evaporating ocean water. There’s always been plenty to go around, with ninety-seven percent of all water on Earth being saltwater.

Question for September 23,2020

Want to help remove even MORE plastic from the ocean? For just ______ a day, you can sign up for Plastic Plus and we’ll DOUBLE the plastic removed.
  • $1.00
  • $2.00
  • 17 centscorrect answer
  • 50 cents

Sign up for Plastic Plus and we’ll DOUBLE the plastic you help remove, every day you answer the trivia… for just 17 cents a day ($5.00 a month)!

Question for September 22,2020

There are three main types of orcas. How many live in the coastal waters off of British Columbia?
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3correct answer
  • None

All three types of orcas exist in the Pacific Ocean surrounding British Columbia: Residents (split into Northern and Southern populations), Bigg’s (formerly called transients), and Offshores.

Question for September 21,2020

Maya Gabeira set a new Guinness World Record for the largest wave surfed by a female. A massive wall of water at ______ feet high!
  • 24
  • 48
  • 73.5correct answer
  • 210

Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira broke her own world record by surfing a 73.5 foot wave in Praia do Norte, Portugal.

Question for September 20,2020

What is the name of this legendary cephalopod-like sea monster of gigantic size in Scandinavian folklore?
  • Scylla and Charybdis
  • The Krakencorrect answer
  • Emerald Weapon
  • Jaws

Although all of the options are names of some of the most famous 'sea monsters' in pop culture, the Kraken is the sea monster said to lurk off the coast of Norway and Greenland - likely based on giant squid sightings that have been exaggerated over time.

Question for September 19,2020

True or False: The majority of receipts contain plastic.
  • Truecorrect answer
  • False

93% of receipts contain BPA (a common type of plastic). Because they're made from more than one material, it’s impossible to separate them in the recycling process.

Question for September 18,2020

Due to their large size and gentle nature, manatees have earned what nickname?
  • Hobbit of the Sea
  • Sea Cowcorrect answer
  • Godzilla
  • Hagrid

Found mostly in tropical seas, manatees are often called ‘sea cows’, as they’re slow-moving, peaceful creatures that tend to flock toward human activity in search of warmth. 

Question for September 17,2020

Earlier this year, scientists were excited to discover a massive sea creature that looks like _____ in the deep sea.
  • Silly stringcorrect answer
  • The Lochness Monster
  • A Christmas tree
  • Orange blossoms

Scientists spotted a giant ocean creature that looks like 'silly string' hunting in a galaxy-like spiral. It also may be the longest animal ever recorded...