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Oceanography: An Underwater Challenge

Do you really know about the mysteries of the ocean? Take this quiz and find out how much you really know!
Noorafshan Pervez Nov 28, 2020
Oceanography is the study of the physical and biological aspects of the ocean. A lot of mysteries lurk in the dark corners of the oceans. Challenge yourself and test your knowledge!
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James Cameron was the first person to dive solo down the deepest point of the ocean 'Challenger Deep' located in the Mariana Trench in the submersible 'Deepsea Challenger' on 26th March, 2012.
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Sea creatures living in the midnight zone are called Bathypelagic species. As there is stark darkness around, a few organisms have large eyes and are mostly blind. Because of lack of food, they have a slow metabolism, small muscles, and slow growth.
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Biological oceanography also called 'marine ecology' involves the study of the underwater plants and animals, their life cycles and food production.
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The silver colored Oarfish is the world's longest bony fish. It is called "King of Herrings" because it was once believed that it swam in front of the Herring shoals as if leading them. It is the culprit behind the legendary tales of sea monsters and dragons emerging on the sea surface to steal crewmen and ships.
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Research say that there is gold suspended in sea water. Mining gold from seawater is not possible as yet, but if it was, each person would be able to get 9 pounds of gold.
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The Giant Squid has a maximum length of about 43 feet. Its eyes are the size of a frizz bee and has water filled in them which leaks out when it dies. It's biggest enemy is the sperm whale.
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It is the deepest living specie and are naturally rare. They derive their name from the famous disney elephant 'Dumbo'  because of their rounded ear-like fins. They can adapt to the extreme cold and dark environment and their food includes snails, worms and other creatures.
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The Gulf Stream as first studied by Benjamin Franklin is a fast moving current of warm surface water that sweeps up from Florida. The water they carry equals almost 100 million cubic meters  per second.
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The dragonfish is one of the most venomous fishes in the Mediterranean. It has teeth-like structures which protrude on it's mouth. Rachinus Draco is a notorious dragonfish that can inflict serious injuries on humans through accidental stinging with it's venomous spines.
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Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury was the first textbook on Oceanography. A classic scientific book on currents and weather at sea. Matthew was also called 'Pathfinder of the Seas' and later 'Scientist of the seas'.
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It is called Vampire Squid because due to it's copper rich blood and deep red skin. As red color is hard to detect when sunlight fades, these organisms can easily camoflauge themselves in the dark and disappear to avoid predators.
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