Ocean Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do YOU Know?

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Is your knowledge as vast as the ocean?

How well do you know ocean terminology? Test your knowledge on everything having to do with these large bodies of saltwater!

 Oct 20, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What are mountains that break through the surface of the water called?
Waterhills
Seamounts
Islands

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The lowest point on a wave is the what?
Trough
Depth
Sink

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The amount of dissolved salts in ocean water is known as:
Desalination
Salinity
Acidity

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A stream of water that flows like a river through the ocean is called a:
Crest
Current
Riptide

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Aquaculture is another name for:
The study of ocean animals
Ocean environments
Ocean farming

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Much of the ocean floor is a vast, flat area known as the:
Scroll Plain
Abyssal plain
Flood plain

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The distance between two wave crests is called the:
Wave height
Wavelength
Wave width

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Oceans are called a carbon _________ because they dissolve and trap carbon dioxide.
Drain
Tub
Sink

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface is:
Surface Current
Deep current
Lateral current

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The body of salt water that covers nearly 3/4 of earth's surface is called:
Earth ocean
World ocean
Global ocean

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What consists of mineral grains that were once parts of organisms?
Continental sediments
Inorganic sediments
Biogenic Sediments

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Cold water at the poles create what?
Mid-range currents
Deep water currents
Shallow currents

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Chains of underwater mountains that run through the ocean basin are called:
Mid Ocean Summit
Mid Ocean Ridge
Mid Ocean Peaks

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A wedge of sediment that extends from the lower part of the continental slope to the sea floor is called the:
Continental Trench
Continental Rise
Continental Dirt

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The remains of marine organisms are deposited on the ocean floor are called what?
Natural sediment
Organic Sediment
Moribund sediment

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Drifting marine plants and animals are known as:
Plankton
Seafolk
Sea greens

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Marine animals that can swim to search for food and avoid predators are called what?
Orcas
Narwhals
Nekton

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Lumps of minerals on the ocean floor are called:
Pustules
Papules
Nodules
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Oceans take up about 70 percent of the Earth's surface and what happens in them affects us here on land! While we know a lot through the study of oceanography and marine biology, we've only just scratched the surface. There are spots in the world's oceans that are so deep, there's marine life we've still never seen before. Think about that—we've coexisted with it for thousands of years and have never come across it!

Have you always had a fascination with the world's oceans? Are you smitten with marine animals such as whales, sharks, dolphins, and manatees? Do you marvel at the sizes of waves? Are you curious about coral reefs? Are you a sucker for salt water? Do you spend your life at the beach pondering the great mysteries of the body of water in front of you?

If so, sit back, relax and get ready to answers these fun but challenging questions on terms having to do with the world's oceans! By playing a Women.com quiz, you will not only enjoy yourself, but you'll work your mind out too! You may even be exposing it to new things and while you probably know all the answers here—we believe you're a trivia whiz, after all—there is a chance you may learn something you DIDN'T know. Everyone can use a little extra knowledge, don't you think? We sure do! Good luck!