Question for November 14,2019
Orcas (killer whales) can be found in all of the world’s oceans, and are the top predator in what percentage of the planet?
Question for November 13,2019
Which one of the following is the smallest independent island country in the world?
Question for November 12,2019
What is the average lifespan for a starfish in the wild?
- 35 years – correct answer
- 10 months
- 8 years
- No one knows!
Larger starfish live longer than the smaller species, but the average lifespan is 35 years for starfish in the wild. (Thanks to a 4th-grade student at North Star Elementary for today's question!)
Question for November 11,2019
19 years ago in Teahupoo, Tahiti, Laird Hamilton rode the _______, known as one of the meanest and thickest waves ever to be surfed
Question for November 10,2019
What is a sharks skeleton made out of? (Hint, it's different than fish)
- Cartilage – correct answer
Sharks have skeletons made of cartilage and connective tissue. Cartilage is flexible and durable, yet it is about half the normal density of bone.
Question for November 09,2019
Coral reefs take up less than 0.2% of the ocean's bottom. What percent of marine life live in the reefs?
- 25 – correct answer
Coral reefs are believed by many to have the highest biodiversity of any ecosystem on the planet. More than 25% of marine life call these reefs home, yet they occupy less than 0.2% of the ocean floor.
Question for November 08,2019
Which species of dolphins are known as being the most acrobatic?
Question for November 07,2019
The number of shampoo bottles thrown out every year could fill over _____ football stadiums.
- 1 million
- 1,100 – correct answer
More than 552 million shampoo bottles are ending up in landfills every year - which is enough to fill over 1,164 football stadiums!
Question for November 06,2019
The acronym OCEAN is often used to remember and describe five...
- Personality traits – correct answer
- Species of eels
- Types of coral
The acronym OCEAN is helpful in remembering the Big Five personality traits - openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.