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?
Islands
Seamounts
Waterhills

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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:
Ocean environments
Ocean farming
The study of ocean animals

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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:
Deep current
Lateral current
Surface Current

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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 Dirt
Continental Rise

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Lumps of minerals on the ocean floor are called:
Papules
Nodules
Pustules
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!