OK - No more fun and games - welcome to the real world. Get down to business and study for the final. By special request - One last quiz! Here are the answers to last weeks quiz!

1. What is it called when oil sticks to some material placed in the water?

2. What are the devices called that float on the water and are used in oil spills, to cause the surface oil to slip or slide into the device?

3. What is the major regulating body concerning the environment in the U.S.?

4. What ship that was involved in a large oil spill near Alaska?

5. What term is used for the rainbow like color that appears on oil in water?

6. By executive order, what do these statements define: "1.non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and (2) whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health?"

7. What does this define: "nonindigenous aquatic species that pose significant ecological and economic threats to aquatic ecosystems"?

8. What kind of method of ridding the ocean of spilled oil is considered dangerous to the atmosphere?

9. What kind of organism is capable of "eating" oil?

10. What piece of equipment is used to keep oil from spreading on the water?


1. What group of peoples on the NW Coast, despite a treaty with the US government, coluntarily gave up hunting the gray whale until it was removed from the endnagered species list?
ANS: (the) Makah

2. There are 2 major groups of activists involved in sometimes violent interactions with people who make their living from the sea. One group involves "environmentalist groups". What is the other?
ANS: animal rights groups

3. The International Whaling Commission defines three kinds of whaling - commercial and aboriginal are two. What is the third type?
ANS: scientific whaling

4. What government suggested the Japanese resume whaling at the end of WWII, to give the Japanese more food?
ANS:The United States

5. What current social theory deals with analysis of social material as "texts"?
ANS: post modernism

6. What kind of pollutant were in shampoos, toothpastes and other such cleaning agents?
ANS: microbeads

7. What chemical was involved in the Minamata disease?
ANS: "mercury" or,"methylmercury"

8. What kind of matter was used to insulate electral materials and keep them cool? These were later made illedal but some got into the water around NYC with the Con Edison explosion a few years ago.

9. What natural phenomenon causes oil to appear appears in the ocean?
ANS: oil seeps

10. What term is used to indicate increasing amount of a pollutant as one moces up the food chain?
ANS: biomagnification