Week 14 - There you go. It is all over but the shouting!

1. What term is used for things which can be broken down by light?

2. What material do sea turtles seem to mistake for jellyfish?

3. what are solid bits of plastic less than I millimeter in size (0.0393701 of an inch) called?

4. What kind of chemical is involved with Minamata disease?

5. What kind of pollution occured when the tsunami struck Fukushima and damage the Dai Ichi power plant?

6. What is the major source of oil pollution in the ocean?

7. What was the worst oil spill to date?

8. What are the floating, physical barriers to oil, made of plastic, metal, or other materials, which slow the spread of oil and keep it contained.

9. What are nonindigenous aquatic species that pose significant ecological and economic threats to aquatic ecosystems called?

10. What term is used to describe something attaches to the outside of some material, rather than be taken into it.

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

2. What term is used for fish born in the sea but spawn in fresh water?
ANSWER: catadromous

3. What is the eerie glow (that is of meteorological origin), that appears on ships called?
ANSWER: St. Elmo's Fire

4. What fish is the largest bony fish?
ANSWER: oarfish

5. What animal is thought to be the stimulus for the "kraken"
ANSWER: (giant) squid

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

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

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

9. What are rituals called that mark a change of status?
ANSWER: "rites of passage" or "rites of transition"

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