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Question for March 29,2020

This stripy, spiky fish from the Indo-Pacific waters goes by several names. Can you guess its feline-inspired name?
  • Striped goatfish
  • Coco Island Catfish
  • Lionfishcorrect answer
  • Zebrafish

The lionfish also goes by the names zebrafish, firefish and turkeyfish. It is a venomous marine fish and is native to the Indo-Pacific. 

Question for March 28,2020

Although not a plant at all, these tentacled organisms are considered 'the flowers of the sea'.
  • Coral
  • Sea anemonescorrect answer
  • Octopus
  • Jellyfish

Sea anemones, though considered the flowers of the sea for their gracefully flowing tentacles and an array of colors, are not plants at all. They're actually carnivores that attach themselves to the seafloor or coral reefs. 

Question for March 27,2020

Estimates put the number of individual plastic utensils wasted at 40 billion per _____ in the United States alone. 
  • One hour
  • One yearcorrect answer
  • 5 years
  • 50 years

It's estimated 40 billion plastic utensils are wasted each year in the U.S. alone. However, more takeout doesn't have to equal more waste. Keep your reusables handy when grabbing food on the go, with our wooden utensil set... 

Question for March 26,2020

March is coming to a close, which means National ______ Awareness Month is almost over!
  • Dolphincorrect answer
  • Ocean Life
  • Sand castle
  • Sea turtle

March is National Dolphin Awareness Month - when we celebrate and raise awareness of dolphins, extremely intelligent creatures with bubbly personalities. 

Question for March 25,2020

Co-founded by award winning photographer and world renowned ocean conservationist, Cristina Mittermeier, this organization is on a mission to create healthy and abundant oceans...
  • See the Sea
  • Full Immersion
  • SeaLegacycorrect answer
  • Art for Oceans

Co-founded by Cristina in 2014, SeaLegacy is a collective of some of the world’s best photographers, filmmakers, and storytellers working on behalf of our oceans. (Image below by Andy Mann, a lead storyteller at SeaLegacy).

Question for March 24,2020

"It was surreal, almost like a submarine coming towards you." Ben Lecomte, talking about encountering a ______ on his epic swim from Hawaii to San Francisco...
  • Sperm whalecorrect answer
  • School of spinner dolphins
  • A goldfish
  • Great white shark

On his swim through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to spread awareness of the plastic issue, Ben swam with a sperm whale (which can grow to be 40 ft)! And he's the latest FTO interview. 

Question for March 23,2020

Similar to national parks that protect uniquely beautiful areas of land, _______ parks protect areas of the sea.
  • Water
  • Marinecorrect answer
  • Theme
  • Salt water

Marine parks (like Australia's Great Barrier Reef) protect areas of the sea, sometimes for recreational use, but mostly to protect the sea life and ecosystem.

Question for March 22,2020

The amount of plastic bubble wrap that is produced every year, is enough to wrap around _____ 20 times!
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • The Earthcorrect answer
  • Mt. Everest
  • The moon

Hard to imagine, but the amount of plastic bubble wrap we use for packaging would wrap around the Earth 20 times. 

Question for March 21,2020

It's not a bird or a plane but this fish certainly looks like it can fly. What is its name?
  • Manta Raycorrect answer
  • Tassled scorpionfish
  • Stingray
  • Sloane's viperfish

Like other rays, the manta ray has a flat body and fins which have evolved to look like wings, giving the impression that the manta ray is flying through the water.