Closing in on the end!

1. What sea is the only sea surrounded on all sides by water?

2. What does kelp have that looks like roots (which it lacks)?

3. Aside from photosynthesis, whatever process allows an organism to be a primary producer?

4. By what other term are hydrothermal vents known?

5. About what percent of energy is used for growth by the next level in the food chain?

6. What is the most common mineral taken from the sea?

7. What are differences in kind, as opposed to amount, known as?

8. "That which appears when humans come together in social organization", is one possible definition of what concept?

9. What kinds of animals have been involved in producing most of the pharmaceuticals used on humans?

10. What term is the smallest thing to which a compound can be reduced?


1. From where does most of the pollution in the ocean come?w
Ans. The land

2. Which estuary is the closest to Brooklyn College? (Hint: It isn't the lily pond between Ingersoll Hall and the Library)
Ans. Jamaica Bay

3. What kind of marine environment appears in the more tropical climates where trees have exposed roots?
Ans. mangrove swamps or forects

4. What term is used for an area which has become anoxic (no oxygen) often as the result of eutrophication and the resultant algal blooms?
Ans. dead zones

5. What caused the formation of the red sea?
Ans. tectonic plate movement

6. What ghost ship becomes a famous opera?
Ans. The Flying Dutchman benthic

7. What is the largest of the osteichthys (and may be the basis for "sea serpent" stories)?
Ans. oarfish

8. What is the glow on various parts of a ship called that is caused by an atmospheric process?
Ans. St. Elmo's Fire

9. What instrument malfunctioned on the "mystery ship", the Mary Celeste?
Ans. clock or chronometer

10. What is the largest invertebrate known, that may be the stimulus for stories abuot a monster called "the kraken"?
Ans. giant squid