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1 OCEAN SCIENCE TRIVIA CONTEST Created by Laura Oremland, Samantha Brooke, and Teresa Turk NOAA Fisheries Service Office of Science and Technology

2 1. The movie “Happy Feet” is set in what type of penguin colony (also the stars of “March of the Penguins”)? w. Rockhopper x. Gentoo y. Adelie z. Emperor

3 1. The movie “Happy Feet” is set in what type of penguin colony (also the stars of “March of the Penguins”)? w. Rockhopper x. Gentoo y. Adelie z. Emperor

4 2. The penguins in “Happy Feet” moved pretty fast on land, but how fast can they (penguins) swim, on average? w. Up to 25 mph x. Up to 50 mph y. Up to 10 mph z. Up to 5 mph

5 2. The penguins in “Happy Feet” moved pretty fast on land, but how fast can they (penguins) swim, on average? w. Up to 25 mph The average human runs only 17 mph- A world class sprinter can only reach 24 mph!

6 3. In the movie “Finding Nemo”, Marlin plays a fish in search of his son Nemo, what type of fish are they? w. Angelfish x. Clownfish y. Orange Fish z. Orange Tangs

7 3. In the movie “Finding Nemo”, Marlin plays a fish in search of his son Nemo, what type of fish are they? x. Clownfish Nemo is an anemone clownfish (Amphiprion oscellaris). They usually live inside an anemone.

8 4. In the movie “Finding Nemo” Dory plays a fish blue and yellow in color trying to assist Marlin, Find his son Nemo. What type of fish is Dory? w. John Dory Fish x. Regal Tang y. Blue Tang z. Blue Damsel Fish

9 4. In the movie “Finding Nemo” Dory plays a fish blue and yellow in color trying to assist Marlin, Find his son Nemo. What type of fish is Dory? x. Regal Tang Dory is a Regal Tang, a Western Pacific species

10 5. Green Sea turtles like Squirt from “Finding Nemo” travel independently at what age? w. 3 years x. 18 years y. 6 months z. Immediately after hatching

11 5. Green Sea turtles like Squirt from “Finding Nemo” travel independently at what age? w. 3 years x. 18 years y. 6 months z. Immediately after hatching

12 6. In “Pirates of the Caribbean” 2, the Kracken is a tentacled beast said to destroy entire vessels in a single blow. The Giant Squid, which can grow up to 33 feet in length, has also inspired similar legends such as in the book “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. Based on what is known about the Giant Squid – what is its chief predator? w. Great White Sharks x. Blue Whales y. Sperm Whales z. Tiger sharks

13 6. In “Pirates of the Caribbean” 2, the Kracken is a tentacled beast said to destroy entire vessels in a single blow. Based on what is known about the Giant Squid – what is its chief predator? w. Great White Sharks x. Blue Whales y. Sperm Whales z. Tiger sharks

14 7. In the movie, “Free Willy”, Willy plays a killer whale in captivity trying to get back out into the wild to be with his family. Killer Whales eat which of the following: w. Fish Only x. Marine Mammals Only y. Plankton z. Both Fish and Marine Mammals

15 7. In the movie, “Free Willy”, Willy plays a killer whale in captivity trying to get back out into the wild to be with his family. Killer Whales eat which of the following: w. Fish Only x. Marine Mammals Only y. Plankton z. Both Fish and Marine Mammals There are 3 types of killer whales: Resident, Transient, and Offshore. Resident killer whales primarily eat fish. Transient killer whales primarily eat marine mammals. Offshore killer whales primarily eat fish, sharks, and turtles.

16 8. Chilean Sea Bass is a popular, but threatened, fish eaten at restaurants. Chilean sea bass is: w. Another name for striped bass x. Another name for largemouth bass y. Is not really a bass, but halibut z. Is not really a bass, but Patagonian Toothfish

17 8. Chilean Sea Bass is a popular, but threatened, fish eaten at restaurants. Chilean sea bass is: w. Another name for striped bass x. Another name for largemouth bass y. Is not really a bass, but halibut z. Is not really a bass, but Patagonian Toothfish Though it is not endangered, large, unreported catches from illegal fishing of this valuable fish has made effective management difficult. In 2000, more than 16,000 tons of Chilean sea bass were legally harvested in the Antarctic management area. Estimates vary, but there may be up to twice that amount taken illegally.

18 9. What kind of fish is most often used in McDonald’s fish sandwiches? w. Catfish x. Walleye Pollock y. Tilapia z. Atlantic Cod

19 9. What kind of fish is most often used in McDonald’s fish sandwiches? w. Catfish x. Walleye Pollock y. Tilapia z. Atlantic Cod

20 10. What is the biggest fish in the sea? w. Bluefin Tuna x. Swordfish y. Barracuda z. Whale Shark

21 10. What is the biggest fish in the sea? w. Bluefin Tuna x. Swordfish y. Barracuda z. Whale Shark Whale sharks are members of the cartilaginous class of fishes, Chondrichthyes, which also includes skates and rays.

22 11. Which of the following is one of the fastest fish in the world? w. Swordfish x. Clownfish y. Stripped Bass z. King Salmon

23 11. Which of the following is one of the fastest fish in the world? w. Swordfish x. Clownfish y. Stripped Bass z. King Salmon Some species of swordfish have been clocked swimming at over 60 mph

24 12. Three sharks in the movie “Finding Nemo”, Bruce, Chum, and Anchor, take on the motto that “fish are friends, not food”. In real life w. Sharks can become vegetarians if they try hard enough x. Sharks are vegetarians only when they are juveniles y. Some sharks are vegetarian z. Sharks cannot be vegetarian

25 12. Three sharks in the movie “Finding Nemo”, Bruce, Chum, and Anchor, take on the motto that “fish are friends, not food”. In real life w. Sharks can become vegetarians if they try hard enough x. Sharks are vegetarians only when they are juveniles y. Some sharks are vegetarian z. Sharks cannot be vegetarian Aside from whale sharks and basking sharks that feed on plankton (e.g. larval fish and crabs), a crabs), a vegetarian shark would need to have flat teeth like your molars to grind and chew seaweed and a long gut to digest all the “poor quality” plant food. Such a shark does not exist – their jaws cannot chew, their teeth are the wrong shape and their intestines are too short.

26 13. Why do most shark attacks occur? w. Jaws is accurate – sharks target humans as prey x. Sharks never attack people y. Sharks are blind and hunt by biting anything they run into z. Shark attacks are often a case of mistaken identity

27 13. Why do most shark attacks occur? w. Jaws is accurate – sharks target humans as prey x. Sharks never attack people y. Sharks are blind and hunt by biting anything they run into z. Shark attacks are often a case of mistaken identity Sharks occasionally mistake humans (especially surfers) for prey items, like seals. Sharks occasionally mistake humans (especially surfers) for prey items, like seals. Some species of shark bite humans because they are territorial. Some species of shark bite humans because they are territorial. Of the more then 350 shark species, about 80% are unable to hurt people or rarely encounter people. Of the more then 350 shark species, about 80% are unable to hurt people or rarely encounter people.

28 14. Which of the following eat adult sea turtles: w. Crabs x. Dolphins y. Sharks z. Whales

29 14. Which of the following eat adult sea turtles: w. Crabs x. Dolphins y. Sharks z. Whales

30 15. Zebra mussels are: w. Another name for the muscles of a zebra x. A native species of mussel in danger of extinction from pollution y. An invasive species of mussel out-competing several local clam populations z. A pre-historic marine species of mussel with the largest shell size ever recorded

31 15. Zebra mussels are: w. Another name for the muscles of a zebra x. A native species of mussel in danger of extinction from pollution y. An invasive species of mussel out- competing several local clam populations z. A pre-historic marine species of mussel with the largest shell size ever recorded

32 15a. Which of the following fish is not found in the Anacostia River? w. White Perch x. Striped Burrfish y. Striped Bass z. Gizzard Shad

33 15a. Which of the following fish is not found in the Anacostia River? w. White Perch x. Striped Burrfish y. Striped Bass z. Gizzard Shad

34 15b. Which of the following rivers are not tributaries to the Potomac River: w. Anacostia River x. Shenandoah River y. Monocacy River z. Mississippi River

35 15b. Which of the following rivers are not tributaries to the Potomac River: w. Anacostia River x. Shenandoah River y. Monocacy River z. Mississippi River

36 15c. The Potomac River begins in: w. Washington D.C. x. Virginia y. West Virginia z. Maryland

37 15c. The Potomac River begins in: w. Washington D.C. x. Virginia y. West Virginia z. Maryland

38 15d. Pollution (e.g., sewage) in the Potomac River: w. Only affects the Potomac River x. Affects only residents of the Washington Area y. Is diluted to non-toxic levels after rainfall z. Can travel to the Chesapeake Bay

39 15d. Pollution (e.g., sewage) in the Potomac River: w. Only affects the Potomac River x. Affects only residents of the Washington Area y. Is diluted to non-toxic levels after rainfall z. Can travel to the Chesapeake Bay

40 16. Which of the following describes a fishery stock assessment? w. Estimates the current abundance and productivity of a fish stock (population). x. Counts exactly how many fish of a given species are in the sea. y. Determines the number of people that work in the fishing industry in the U.S. z. Analyzes the status of all marine and fishery related products traded in the stock market.

41 16. Which of the following describes a fishery stock assessment? w. Estimates the current abundance and productivity of a fish stock (population). x. Counts exactly how many fish of a given species are in the sea. y. Determines the number of people that work in the fishing industry in the U.S. z. Analyzes the status of all marine and fishery related products traded in the stock market.

42 17. What tuna is used in canned white meat tuna? w. Yellowfin x. Albacore y. Tongol z. Bluefin

43 17. What tuna is used in canned white meat tuna? w. Yellowfin x. Albacore y. Tongol z. Bluefin

44 18. What large marine mammal, whose skeleton is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, went extinct in the past 250 years? w. Puff, the magic dragon x. Stellar’s sea cow y. Blue whale z. Manatee

45 18. What large marine mammal, whose skeleton is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, went extinct in the past 250 years? w. Puff, the magic dragon x. Stellar’s sea cow y. Blue whale z. Manatee

46 19. How long is a newborn baby blue whale? w. 5 feet x. 25 feet y. 10 feet z. 40 feet

47 19. How long is a newborn baby blue whale? w. 5 feet x. 25 feet y. 10 feet z. 40 feet

48 20. Which of the following names is not a common name for dolphinfish? w. Dorado x. Mahi-Mahi y. Dolphin z. Bottlenose

49 20. Which of the following names is not a common name for dolphinfish? w. Dorado x. Mahi-Mahi y. Dolphin z. Bottlenose

50 21. The ocean is a pretty noisy place. Which of these factors has the most influence on the speed of sound in water? w. Humidity x. Air Pressure y. Salinity z. Temperature

51 21. The ocean is a pretty noisy place. Which of these factors has the most influence on the speed of sound in water? w. Humidity x. Air Pressure y. Salinity z. Temperature

52 22. Where did the largest recorded Tsunami occur? w. Thailand x. Japan y. Alaska z. Hawaii

53 22. Where did the largest recorded Tsunami occur? w. Thailand x. Japan y. Alaska z. Hawaii The largest tsunami on record (60 meters above sea level- almost 200 feet!) occurred in 1899 in the Gulf of Alaska

54 23. Salt water freezes, on average, at what temperature? w. 0 degrees Fahrenheit x. Absolute zero (0 degrees Kelvin) y. 0 degrees Celsius z. 28 degrees Fahrenheit

55 23. Salt water freezes, on average, at what temperature? w. 0 degrees Fahrenheit x. Absolute zero (0 degrees Kelvin) y. 0 degrees Celsius z. 28 degrees Fahrenheit

56 24. Which body of water is the saltiest? w. Red Sea x. Artic Ocean y. Mediterranean Sea z. Dead Sea

57 24. Which body of water is the saltiest? w. Red Sea x. Artic Ocean y. Mediterranean Sea z. Dead Sea

58 25. Where do the highest tides in the world occur? w. Straights of Gibraltar x. Bay of Fundy y. Gulf of Tonkin z. Tasman Sea

59 25. Where do the highest tides in the world occur? w. Straights of Gibraltar x. Bay of Fundy y. Gulf of Tonkin z. Tasman Sea The Bay of Fundy has a tidal range of around 50 feet, due to its unique shape. In 1 hour, the water level can change by 6-8 feet.

60 26. How much of the planet’s surface is covered by water? w. 2/4 x. 1/3 y. 6/10 z. 2/3

61 26. How much of the planet’s surface is covered by water? w. 2/4 x. 1/3 y. 6/10 z. 2/3

62 27. Geographers call these four interconnected water bodies the “World Ocean” w. Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific, Antarctic x. Pacific, Artic, Caribbean, Atlantic y. Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Artic z. Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Antarctic

63 27. Geographers call these four interconnected water bodies the “World Ocean” w. Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific, Antarctic x. Pacific, Artic, Caribbean, Atlantic y. Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Artic z. Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Antarctic

64 28. What is the difference between oceans and seas? w. Seas are partially or entirely enclosed by land x. Oceans are shallower than seas y. Seas are always saltier than oceans z. Oceans are colder than seas

65 28. What is the difference between oceans and seas? w. Seas are partially or entirely enclosed by land x. Oceans are shallower than seas y. Seas are always saltier than oceans z. Oceans are colder than seas

66 30. The word ocean is derived from the Greek word “okeanos” which means: w. Lake x. Salty y. Deep z. River

67 30. The word ocean is derived from the Greek word “okeanos” which means: w. Lake x. Salty y. Deep z. River The ancient Greeks thought the ocean was one big saltwater river than flowed all the way around the earth.

68 31. The “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is: w. An area known for fatal shark attacks x. A region where two large oceanic currents converge, resulting in a raft of marine debris (such as tree trunks, plastic bottles, etc.) y. A large region of water in the Gulf that is very low in oxygen and can’t support life z. An area of the Gulf of Mexico where many invasive species have outcompeted native species

69 31. The “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is: w. An area known for fatal shark attacks x. An region where two large oceanic currents converge, resulting in a raft of marine debris (such as tree trunks, plastic bottles, etc.) y. A large region of water in the Gulf that is very low in oxygen and can’t support life z. An area of the Gulf of Mexico where many invasive species have outcompeted native species

70 32. The Pacific Ocean holds how many times more water than the Artic Ocean? w. 10 times more water x. 50 times as much water y. The hold the same amount z. The Pacific Ocean holds less water than the Artic Ocean

71 32. The Pacific Ocean holds how many times more water than the Artic Ocean? w. 10 times more water x. 50 times as much water y. The hold the same amount z. The Pacific Ocean holds less water than the Artic Ocean

72 33. The seaweed product found in foods like ice cream is called: w. Nitrocellulose x. Sorbitol y. xanthan gum z. Carrageenin

73 33. The seaweed product found in foods like ice cream is called: w. Nitrocellulose x. Sorbitol y. xanthan gum z. Carrageenin

74 34. Marine sponges are: w. sessile animals x. Algae y. macro plankton z. plants

75 34. Marine sponges are: w. sessile animals x. Algae y. macro plankton z. plants

76 35. This marine creature’s blood is commonly used in testing for toxins which cause toxic shock: w. Dogfish x. Sea cucumber y. Horseshoe Crab z. Stingray

77 35. This marine creature’s blood is commonly used in testing for toxins which cause toxic shock: w. Dogfish x. Sea cucumber y. Horseshoe Crab z. Stingray

78 36. The narrow waterways that connect some seas to the ocean are called: w. Canals x. Straights y. Isthmus z. Gyres

79 36. The narrow waterways that connect some seas to the ocean are called: w. Canals x. Straights y. Isthmus z. Gyres

80 37. When the Sun, Earth, and Moon are lined up, you would expect to see this kind of tide: w. Neap tide x. Spring tide y. Fall tide z. Low tide

81 37. When the Sun, Earth, and Moon are lined up, you would expect to see this kind of tide: w. Neap tide x. Spring tide y. Fall tide z. Low tide

82 37. The sublittoral zone of a rocky shore is characterized by this type of marine life: w. Acorn barnacles x. Large seaweeds y. Lichens z. Crabs

83 37. The sublittoral zone of a rocky shore is characterized by this type of marine life: w. Acorn barnacles x. Large seaweeds y. Lichens z. Crabs

84 38. This is the flattest part of the ocean floor: w. Abyssal Plain x. Continental Shelf y. Seamount z. Oceanic Trench

85 38. This is the flattest part of the ocean floor: w. Abyssal Plain x. Continental Shelf y. Seamount z. Oceanic Trench

86 39. The underwater formations known as “black smokers” are really: w. Dormant volcanoes x. Nuclear waste sites y. Oil Plumes z. Hydrothermal vents

87 39. The underwater formations known as “black smokers” are really: w. Dormant volcanoes x. Nuclear waste sites y. Oil Plumes z. Hydrothermal vents

88 40. Bacteria living on and around the deep-sea hydrothermal vents called “black smokers” use what to produce organic molecules? w. Sunlight x. Nitrogen y. Hydrogen sulfide z. Calcium carbonate

89 40. Bacteria living on and around the deep-sea hydrothermal vents called “black smokers” use what to produce organic molecules? w. Sunlight x. Nitrogen y. Hydrogen sulfide z. Calcium carbonate

90 41. Currents move through the oceans in large circular patterns called: w. Gyres x. Upwellings y. Coriolis features z. Geostropic flow zones

91 41. Currents move through the oceans in large circular patterns called: w. Gyres x. Upwellings y. Coriolis features z. Geostropic flow zones

92 43. Seaweeds are: w. Plants x. Animals y. Protists z. Algae

93 43. Seaweeds are: w. Plants x. Animals y. Protists z. Algae

94 44. These hard-shelled algae are used in making pet-litter, cosmetics, pool filters, and tooth polish: w. Copepods x. Diatoms y. Dinoflagellates z. Ciliates

95 44. These hard-shelled algae are used in making pet-litter, cosmetics, pool filters, and tooth polish: w. Copepods x. Diatoms y. Dinoflagellates z. Ciliates

96 45. It is estimated that ___ % of the U.S. population will reside within 10 miles of the coast by 2010: w. 75% x. 50% y. 90% z. 30%

97 45. It is estimated that ___ % of the U.S. population will reside within 10 miles of the coast by 2010: w. 75% x. 50% y. 90% z. 30%

98 46. T he abbreviation SST stands for what oceanographic term? w. Satellite Sightings Tracker x. Surface Salinity Translocation y. Sea Surface Temperature z. Standard Salinity Transporter

99 46. T he abbreviation SST stands for what oceanographic term? w. Satellite Sightings Tracker x. Surface Salinity Translocation y. Sea Surface Temperature z. Standard Salinity Transporter

100 47. Tropical cyclones only form over the ocean where the sea surface temperature exceeds approximately: w. 81 degrees Fahrenheit x. 52 degrees Fahrenheit y. 32 degrees Fahrenheit z. 76 degrees Fahrenheit

101 47. Tropical cyclones only form over the ocean where the sea surface temperature exceeds approximately: w. 81 degrees Fahrenheit x. 52 degrees Fahrenheit y. 32 degrees Fahrenheit z. 76 degrees Fahrenheit

102 48. Excessive nutrient runoff (from agriculture activities, pollution, etc) causes: w. Hypoxia x. Eutrophication y. Alluvium z. Anoxia

103 48. Excessive nutrient runoff (from agriculture activities, pollution, etc) causes: w. Hypoxia x. Eutrophication y. Alluvium z. Anoxia

104 49. The toxic algal bloom called “Red Tide” is caused by what organisms? w. Dinoflagellates x. Shellfish y. Jellyfish z. Migratory birds

105 49. The toxic algal bloom called “Red Tide” is caused by what organisms? w. Dinoflagellates x. Shellfish y. Jellyfish z. Migratory birds

106 50. In the U.S., this is the most important form of mariculture: w. Cod x. Oysters y. Lobster z. Herring

107 50. In the U.S., this is the most important form of mariculture: w. Cod x. Oysters y. Lobster z. Herring

108 51. The Maine lobster (also known as the American lobster) becomes red after being cooked. What color is a Maine lobster before it is cooked? w. Brown x. Green y. Blue z. All of the above

109 51. The Maine lobster (also known as the American lobster) becomes red after being cooked. What color is a Maine lobster before it is cooked? w. Brown x. Green y. Blue z. All of the above

110 52. Which is not a species of coral? w. Brain x. Fire y. Staghorn z. Star

111 52. Which is not a species of coral? w. Brain x. Fire y. Staghorn z. Star Although it is resembles coral, this species is actually more closely related to a jellyfish.


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