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Rogue waves are best described as:
a) the highest waves of a tsunami b) a breaking internal wave c) a strong rocking motion within a harbor d) a single massive wave that develops in the open ocean
Tsunami or seismic sea waves are generated by
a) storms at sea b) tidal currents in the open sea c) breaking internal waves d) coastal or submarine earthquakes
When waves approach the shore, if the bottom is a steep slope,
a) the waves will plunge b) the waves will form seiches c) the wave will spill d) a surf beat will form
Which body has the most profound influence on ocean tides?
a) sun b) moon c) Jupiter d) Venus
A tide pattern of one high and one low each day describe a
a) diurnal tide b) mixed tide c) solar tide d) semidiurnal tide
The side of Earth facing the moon will experience a high tide, while the opposite side of Earth will have a
a) low tide b) time of no tidal action c) high tide also d) tide that cannot be predicted
The present shorelines of the world are considered to be
a) geologically stable zones separating land and sea b) features of great geological antiquity c) a dynamic environment affected by both long-term and short-term cycles d) that part of the marine environment most resistant to change
An evolutionary advance that first appears in echinoderms was
a) radial symmetry b) one-way digestive system c) external digestion d) endoskeleton
Breaking in half and regenerating the other half is actually a reproductive mechanism of some member of the class
a) Echinoidea b) Ophiruoidea c) Holothuroidea d) Asteroidean
Swimming is a locomotion mechanisms for some
a) Brittle stars b) Sea urchins c) Sea cucumbers d) Sand dollars
In echinoderms, water enters the water vascular system through the
a) ring canal b) radial canals c) ampulla d) madreporite
Sea cucumbers feed by
a) scraping algae from surfaces b) capturing organisms with their tube feet c) trapping small organisms in mucous d) ingesting plankton into their water vascular system
The spiny skin for which echinoderms are named refers to the
a) extended skin gills b) protruding tube feet c) rigid tentacles d) calcium-rich endolskeleton
The only living echinoderm that are fully sessile are the
a) sea lilies b) brittle stars c) feather stars d) sand dollars
What is an unusual characteristic about the sea horse?
a) males carry the babies b) males only eat plankton c) males carry out fertilization d) males cannot swim
What is the production of light from a living organism called?
a) biology b) bioluminescence c) benthic d) brightly colored
What is spawning?
a) gametes are released (during external fertilization) b) gametes are released (during internal fertilization) c) d)
The flexible connective tissue found in sharks is ________________
a) claspers b) cartilage c) operculum d) placoid scales
The flap of tissue that covers the bony fish's gills is the ________________________.
a) ampullae of Lorenzini b) cartilage c) operculum d) gill slits
Openings on a shark's head that aid in breathing are ______________________.
a) spiracles b) claspers c) gill slits d) tunicates
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