Week 12 - A dozen weeks down and two to go!

1. Technically, what are stories believed to be true and sacred called?

2. What term is used for fish born in the sea but live in fresh water?

3. What is the eerie glow (that is of meteorological origin), that appears on ships called?

4. What fish is the largest bony fish?

5. What animal is thought to be the stimulus for the "kraken"

6. What is related to sea water that is considered purifying in Japanese culture?

7. What term is used for the "untouchable" caste in Japan?

8. What are people who have "crossed the line" known as?

9. What are rituals called that mark a change of status?

10. What is the mysterious area of the ocean called where ships, it was claimed, were said to be becalmed for generations?


1. What are fish which are caught in nets but are not used to sell but are often just dumped back overboard known as?
ANSWER: Bycatch

2. What kind of net opens at the bottom edge and then, later, pulled closed traps fish inside?
ANSWER: purse seine

3. What is it called when a vessel drags a net behind it to catch fish?
ANSWER: trawling

4. What term is defined by "The greatest catch of a species that will ensure the long term viability of the species"?
ANSWER: maximum sustainable yield

5. What kind of overfishing occurs when the mature adult population (spawning biomass) is depleted to a level where it no longer has the reproductive capacity to replenish itself—there are not enough adults to produce offspring?
ANSWER: recruitment overfishing

6. Do you remember which whale that was endangered has been removed from the endangered species list?
ANSWER: California Gray whale

7. Which whale is the most endangered?
ANSWER: North Atantic Right whale

8. In early anthroplogical theory the idea was proposed that there was an evolutionary sequence that reached its pinnacle with "Science" What was the earliest subject in that evolutionary sequence?
ANSWER: magic

9. What term is used for a carving found on the bow (front) of a ship)?
ANSWER: figurehead

10. What characteristic do magic and science share a characteristic that is lacking in religion?
ANSWER: manipulation