Weekend Ocean Quiz!
You need to know these words
before your next trip to the beach!!!
See how good you can do - you
are allowed to use the help of up
to five friends (unlimited if they
attend UNC) to obtain the answers!
1. atoll (n.) - A: coral reef encircling a lagoon. B: steep
cliff. C: sound of a ship's bell. D: fishing net.
2. tack (v.) - A: to harvest. B: alter direction. C: drift.
D: lose speed.
3. corolla (n.) - A: reddish coral. B: undersea cave.
C: tidal wave. D: flower petals.
4. littoral (adj.) - relating to A: a fish's diet.
B: breathing apparatus. C: ship cargo. D: the seashore.
5. gestate (v.) - A: to grow. B: carry during pregnancy.
C: approach. D: swim in formation.
6. estuary (n.) - A: where ocean meets river. B: deep-sea
predator. C: ocean bed. D: lighthouse.
7. floe (n.) - A: unit of tidal measure. B: type of whale.
C: floating ice sheet. D: air-tank mouthpiece.
8. pelagic (adj.) - relating to A: ancient sea creatures.
B: big waves. C: the open sea. D: seaweed.
9. scuttle (v.) - A: to float. B: sink. C: cut precisely.
10. frond (n.) - A: microscopic ocean plant. B: large tidal
pool. C: endangered shellfish. D: large leaf.
11. halyard (n.) - A: rope that raises sail. B: ship's
kitchen. C: anchor chain. D: veteran sailor.
12. mutate (v.) - A: to relocate. B: turn suddenly.
C: change. D: eat indiscriminately.
13. piscatory (adj.) - relating to A: plant life. B: fish or
fishing. C: scuba gear. D: beach sand.
14. regenerate (v.) - A: to add new traits. B: use twice.
C: produce anew. D: eat one's own young.
15. osmosis (n.) - A: prehistoric fish. B: how coral
reproduces. C: movement of water molecules. D: steady loss
16. kelp (n.) - A: tiniest shark. B: dolphin sound. C: knot
used by sailors. D: type of seaweed.
*Answers are located in "comments"
for your convenience & felicity but
no machination or peeking allowed.