10 most difficult oceans riddlesOceans quiz
The Pacific War took place in the South America in the years 1879 to 1883. Which territory was the conflict zone?
In the 19th century, there were no clear borders defined between Peru, Bolivia and Chile in the area of the Atacama desert. This became a problem with the discovery of valuable sodium nitrate deposits in the area.
What does the Japanese word "tsunami" mean?
A tsunami is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions have the potential to generate a tsunami. The word originated in Japan, and is a combination of two words: tsu (which means "harbor") and nami (which means "wave").
This is Sable Island, known as the graveyard of the Atlantic. It is about 109 miles southeast of Nova Scotia. What is the island origin?
it is the top of a drowned mountain
Sable Island is believed to have formed from a terminal moraine deposited on the continental shelf near the end of the last Ice Age. It emerges from vast shoals and shallows which, in tandem with frequent fog and sudden storms, have caused over 350 recorded shipwrecks
Which direction are Easter Island moai facing?
There is only one ahu (group of statues), Ahu Akivi, with moai facing the ocean. It is unusual also by being one of the few inland ahus. At all other ahus (including all coastal ones) moai face inland.
The first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe was ...
Alain Jacques Gerbaul
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Sir Francis Chichester
Sir William Robert Patrick "Robin" Knox-Johnston is an English sailor. In 1969 he became the first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe and was the second winner of the Jules Verne Trophy, together with Sir Peter Blake. For this, they were awarded with the ISAF Yachtsman of the Year award. In 2007 he became, at 67, the oldest yachtsman to complete a round the world solo voyage in the Velux 5 Oceans Race.
Who coined the term "Bermuda Triangle"?
The phrase "Bermuda Triangle" was first used by Vincent Gaddis in the cover article for the 1964 February issue of the magazine Argosy. His stories and statements on the Bermuda Triangle have been criticized for being inaccurate and misleading. He has also drawn strong criticism for ignoring possible natural explanations and inventing mysteries where none exist.
What is represented by the the colour range in this map?
sea currents speed
Launched June 10, 2011, Aquarius is NASA’s first satellite instrument specifically designed to study the salt content of ocean surface waters. The complete first year dataset of NASA's Aquarius instrument reveals seasonal changes in the Amazon River's plume. Depending on the prevailing currents, the river's freshwater outflow heads east toward Africa or bends up north to the Caribbean.
Who was the first European to discover the Pacific in 1513?
Vasco de Balboa
Vasco de Gamma
Spanish explorer Balboa was the first European to sight the Pacific from America in 1513 after his expedition crossed the Isthmus of Panama and reached a new ocean. He named it Mar del Sur (literally, "South Sea") because the ocean was to the south of the coast of the isthmus where he first observed the Pacific. Later, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan called the ocean Pacífico (or "Pacific" meaning, "peaceful") because, after sailing through the stormy seas off Cape Horn, the expedition found calm waters.