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Read Some Fun Facts for Kids on Oceans and Ocean Creatures, than Take A Quick Quiz!

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Here are a few strange and unusual facts about some of the oceans and the animals that live in them. When you are ready to test your brainpower try the trivia test and see how much you know about our planet’s oceans and sea creatures.


Fun Facts

Of all the plants and animals that exist, at least 85% of them live in the oceans and seas.

There have been more people exploring outer space than have ever visited or explored the deepest sections of the oceans.

There are more different types of fish found in the long Amazon River than are found in the Atlantic Ocean.

Oceans are salty but the Atlantic is saltier than the Pacific and the Red Sea is the saltiest body of water on Earth.

The oceans cover 71% of the surface of the Earth and contain 97% of all the water on the planet.

The Pacific Ocean is the largest water body on Earth, and takes up one third of the planet's surface.




Quick Quiz ... How Well Do You Know Your Ocean Facts? Here are 20 (quite difficult!!) Questions ...


The tongue of a blue whale weighs about as much as which land animal? 

1. lion
2. elephant
3. water buffalo
4. moose

Which animal is the fastest fish in the ocean and can travel at speeds of almost 70 mph?

1. squid
2. sailfish
3. eel
4. marlin


Which ocean animals are the largest?    

1. Giant Squid
2. Blue Whale
3. Lobster
4. Manta Ray


What ocean animal has no true brain?

1. Sea cucumber
2. Hydra
3. Starfish
4. Jellyfish


What do the smaller whales like dolphins, porpoises and Orcas have that the blue whales and humpbacks do not have?

1. A bottom fin
2. Scales
3. 2 hearts
4. Teeth


Is the speed of sound different under water than in the air?

1. No, it's exactly the same.
2. Yes, sound travels much slower in the water.
3. Yes, sound travels much faster in the water. 
4. Sound does not travel at all through water. 


An ocean loving octopus has more than 1 heart, but how many does it have?

1. 2
2. 5
3. 3
4. 7


What is peculiar about the eyes of fish?  

1. they shed tears
2. they grow larger each day
3. they do not close
4. they have eyelashes


Which ocean animal holds the record for having the most arms? 

1. Tetra Squid
2. Giant Octopus
3. Jellyfish
4. Basket Starfish


When whales "breach", what are they doing?

1. singing
2. diving
3. jumping
4. rolling


Which ocean is the deepest?

1. Atlantic
2. Pacific
3. Arctic
4. Indian


Which whale has 2 big side flippers that help it swim better?  

1. Sperm
2. Blue
3. Humpback
4. Orca


A group of dolphins or porpoises is called a .... ?    

1. Qwerty
2. Complex
3. Box
4. Pod


There are at least 340 types of sharks, but how many of these are dangerous to man?

1. 70
2. 100
3. 0
4. 20


Of all the oceans, you would be correct in identifying which one as the shallowest?  

1. Arctic
2. Pacific
3. Atlantic
4. Indian


What place in the ocean contains the most sea life and is known as a spot for good fishing? 

1. The Marianas Trench
2. The Great Fault
3. The Continental Shelf
4. The Continental Floor


What one feature lets you know that you are looking at a Beluga whale?  

1. It is the only black and white whale
2. It is the only whale that sings
3. It is the fastest swimming swale
4. It is the only solid white whale


Which ocean has the most islands in it?

1. Arctic
2. Pacific
3. Atlantic
4. Indian


What is special about The Marianas Trench?

1. It is a volcano that still erupts
2. It is made of coral
3. It is the sight of a famous shipwreck
4. It is the deepest spot in the oceans


Which fish can blink both eyes, only 1 can do this? 

1. rainbow fish
2. barracuda
3. shark
4. swordfish



Answers below ....










The tongue of a blue whale weighs about as much as which land animal?
1. lion
2. elephant
3. water buffalo
4. moose

Which animal is the fastest fish in the ocean and can travel at speeds of almost 70 mph? 
1. squid
2. sailfish
3. eel
4. marlin


Which ocean animals are the largest?    
1. Giant Squid
2. Blue Whale, which is twice as big as the largest dinosaur ever was!
3. Lobster
4. Manta Ray


What ocean animal has no true brain? 
1. Sea cucumber
2. Hydra
3. Starfish (like Patrick in Spongebob Squarepants!)
4. Jellyfish


What do the smaller whales like dolphins, porpoises and Orcas have that the blue whales and humpbacks do not have?
1. A bottom fin
2. Scales
3. 2 hearts
4. Teeth


Is the speed of sound different under water than in the air?
1. No, it's exactly the same.
2. Yes, sound travels much slower in the water.
3. Yes, sound travels much faster in the water - in fact it is nearly five times faster through water than in air!
4. Sound does not travel at all through water. 

An ocean loving octopus has more than 1 heart, but how many does it have? 
1. 2
2. 5
3. 3
4. 7


What is peculiar about the eyes of fish?   
1. they shed tears
2. they grow larger each day
3. they do not close
4. they have eyelashes

Which ocean animal holds the record for having the most arms?  
1. Tetra Squid
2. Giant Octopus
3. Jellyfish
4. Basket Starfish, which has as many as 80,000 arms


When whales breach, what are they doing? 
1. singing
2. diving
3. Jumping out of the water and landing on their side or back
4. rolling

Which ocean is the deepest?
1. Atlantic
2. Pacific
3. Arctic
4. Indian


Which whale has 2 big side flippers that help it swim better? 
1. Sperm
2. Blue
3. Humpback
4. Orca


A group of dolphins or porpoises is called a ….?    
1. Qwerty
2. Complex
3. Box
4. Pod


There are at least 340 types of sharks, but how many of these are dangerous to man?
1. 70
2. 100
3. 0
4. 20

Of all the oceans, you would be correct in identifying which one as the shallowest?   
1. Arctic
2. Pacific
3. Atlantic
4. Indian


What place in the ocean contains the most sea life and is known as a spot for good fishing?  
1. The Marianas Trench
2. The Great Fault
3. The Continental Shelf
4. The Continental Floor


What one feature lets you know that you are looking at a Beluga whale?  
1. It is the only black and white whale
2. It is the only whale that sings
3. It is the fastest swimming swale
4. It is the only solid white whale


Which ocean has the most islands in it?
1. Arctic
2. Pacific - it has 25,000 islands - which is more than all of the other oceans combined! 
3. Atlantic
4. Indian
 

What is special about The Marianas Trench? 
1. It is a volcano that still erupts
2. It is made of coral
3. It is the sight of a famous shipwreck
4. It is the deepest spot in the oceans (at 10,911m)


Which fish can blink both eyes, only 1 can do this.
1. rainbow fish
2. barracuda
3. shark
4. swordfish



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