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Which of the following is a toothed whale?
a) blue whale
b) humpback whale
c) gray whale
d) sperm whale

Marine reptiles may have any of the following features except
a) a thick, scaly skin
b) salt glands
c) blubber
d) an amniotic egg

The marine reptile that guards its nest until they hatch is the
a) sea snake
b) green sea turtle
c) crocodile
d) iguana

The most widely distributed marine reptile is the ____________________
a) marine iguana
b) sea snake
c) sea turtle
d) crocodile

Seabirds spread an oil through their feathers when they _________________.
a) talon
b) preen
c) powder feather
d) cormorant

A lizard that swims and feeds in the ocean is the ___________________
a) marine iguana
b) sea snake
c) sea turtle
d) crocodile

The _______________ has venom, a paddle-like tail, and salt glands.
a) marine iguana
b) sea snake
c) sea turtle
d) crocodile

Bradycardia, a type of diving response, occurs as a result of
a) water temperature
b) water pressure
c) hunger
d) fatigue

It is thought that whales strand themselves because they
a) follow surfers ashore
b) ride the bow waves of boats
c) are disoriented due to disease or infection
d) are blind

The osprey uses its sharp talons to
a) grab and hold onto fish
b) dig holes to find fiddler crabs
c) scrape barnacles off wood pilings
d) crack shells open

The term ___________________ refers to seals, walruses, and sea lions
a) Baleen whales
b) Sirenia
c) Pinniped
d) Toothed whales

The ______________ have special plates to filter feed on plankton.
a) baleen whales
b) sirenia
c) pinniped
d) toothed whales

Humpbacks may be seen _____________, or leaping out of the water
a) breaching
b) echolocation
c) spyhopping
d) stranding

Layers of fat, or _______________, enable whales to live in cold waters
a) breaching
b) blowhole
c) blubber
d) bradycardia

Whales travel in an extended family group, or ______________.
a) myoglobin
b) bradycardia
c) tail fluke
d) pod

How is the whale adapted for breathing in the ocean?
a) Air enters the blowhole and exits the mouth
b) Air enters and exits the mouth
c) Air enters and exits through the blowhole
d) Air enters the mouth and exits the blowhole

Sea turtles leave the water and come up on land to
a) find food
b) lay eggs
c) find a mate
d) cool off

Marine turtles have all of the following adaptations except
a) a smooth, streamlined body
b) flippers for forelimbs
c) the ability to stay underwater for a long time
d) gills

The female sea turtle lays eggs that have
a) leathery shell
b) hard calcium shell
c) jellylike coating
d) spiny shell

Penguin have all of the following adaptations except
a) soft down feathers
b) a thick layer of insulating fat
c) flipperlike wings
d) contour feathers for flight

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