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Planet of the apex: test your shark knowledge with our fin-tastic quiz

12.07.2020
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From shark heists to seafood scams, how much do you really know about these at-risk predators?What is the collective noun for sharks?A shiver of sharksA conspiracy of sharksA suit of sharksAn armoury of sharksWhich of these sharks is no fairytale?TrollElfGoblinLoch Ness Swell sharks can swallow water to make themselves appear bigger, and bark like a dog when lifted out of the water. They also give off an ethereal green glow: why?Toxic chemical spills have turned them greenThey eat a lot of bioluminescent planktonSo they can identify each other in the darkThey have faint genetic links to an alien species A celebrity great white shark known as Katherine, with 60,000 Twitter followers, works the waters off the North American coast. When she's not breaking the internet (OK, the OCEARCH shark tracker site) with her location pings, she's providing crucial learning about the mating habits of sexually mature great whites. How long is the gestation period for great white pups?18 months 3 months4 yearsNothing - they lay eggsWhich of these characters from JR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings has a shark namesake?SauronFrodoGandalfGollumWhich of the following is untrue about the song Baby Shark (YouTube views as of publication: 5.9bn)?It is a tried-and-tested song for setting the pace of CPRPeople have reported that listening to the song backwards reveals satanic messagesIt was sung at a protest in Lebanon to soothe a toddler in his mum's carNo one knows who created (and can be blamed for) the original baby sharkThe mako shark is the ocean's fastest, able to swim as fast as 35mph. What unusual attribute contributes to its speed?It uses its fins in a propeller motionIt blows water backwards from its mouthIt builds speed by leaping out of the waterIt is partially warm-bloodedFrilled sharks are one of the oldest species of shark in the world - mysterious ocean bottom-dwellers that resemble a cross between an eel and a shark. When do experts estimate this species appeared?65 million years ago - around the time a mass extinction wiped out the dinosaurs25 million years ago - when apes diverged from old world monkeys95 million years ago - in the last portion of 'the age of dinosaurs'200 million years ago - when the supercontinent Pangea began to break upWhich shark takes cylindrical chunks of flesh out of its prey - often much larger sharks and whales?Cookie-cutter sharkGulper sharkSponge-sucker sharkLemon sharkWhat did Donald Trump once tweet about sharks?Every time I speak of sharks I do so with great love and affection. They cannot help the fact that they were born fucked up!Obama's wind turbines kill millions of sharks in sharknados every year. The Paris climate agreement hurts Americans, sharks, and costs a fortuneSharks are last on my list - other than perhaps the losers and haters of the World!Sharks only bite do-nothing Democrats! Swim faster LOSERS!What method of repelling sharks is being trialled in Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean?Magnets disguised as kelp'Scaresharks'- giant inflatable sharksNets baited with chumPlaying jazz underwaterThe tasselled wobbegong is often found on coral reefs or near the shore in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. What trick does it use to catch its food?Vigorously shakes its tassels to cause underwater waves to dislodge preyFilters fish and plankton through its open mouth as it movesSquirts a cloud of noxious gas to confuse its preyCamouflages itself as coral and wobbles its tail back and forth in a mesmerising dance to lure fishWhich of the following most accurately resembles how the skin of most sharks would feel under your hand?SilkLeatherSandpaperScalesMiss Helen, a female grey horn shark, was abducted from a US aquarium in 2018. How did they smuggle her out?Pretended she was a toy from the gift shopDressed her up as an employeeWheeled her out in a baby's pramPretended to impound Miss Helen as evidence in a fake cocaine bustSharks are often caught as bycatch in the Mediterranean. According to the Italian coast guard and experts, what is shortfin mako or blue shark often fraudulently sold as?SwordfishCalamariChickenTunaWhat are the ampullae of Lorenzini?A species of shark found in the MediterraneanThe top sharks in a group that hunt togetherRoman shark godsThe system of electromagnetic receptors on a shark's snoutFish are friends (sometimes). There are many examples of sharks enjoying a gentler relationship with their surroundings than their reputation as mindless killers would suggest. Which of the following is untrue?Remora fish hitch rides on some shark speciesDolphins and sharks often work together to corner schools of fishSharks allow pilot fish to swim inside their mouths to pick food from their teethBonnethead sharks munch on seagrassWhat have scientists never seen a whale shark do?Give birthSurfaceChange directionFeedWhat great white shark mystery is concerning experts in Cape Town, South Africa?They found a skeleton of one on Table MountainThey've all disappearedThey've been propelling themselves on to beachesThey're eating the base of the harbour wallsIn May, customs officials made the biggest shark fin seizure in Hong Kong history: 26 tonnes, in two shipping containers from Ecuador. How many sharks were the fins taken from?50038,5002,00017,50020 and above.Congratulations - top sharking skills19 and above.Excellent shark skills. You are all about the apex18 and above.Excellent shark skills. You are all about the apex17 and above.Excellent shark skills. You are all about the apex16 and above.Excellent shark skills. You are all about the apex15 and above.Excellent shark skills. You are all about the apex14 and above.Excellent shark skills. You are all about the apex13 and above.Between a rock and a shark place. Just keep swimming - there's more to learn12 and above.Between a rock and a shark place. Just keep swimming - there's more to learn11 and above.Between a rock and a shark place. Just keep swimming - there's more to learn10 and above.Between a rock and a shark place. Just keep swimming - there's more to learn9 and above.Between a rock and a shark place. Just keep swimming - there's more to learn8 and above.Between a rock and a shark place. Just keep swimming - there's more to learn7 and above.Between a rock and a shark place. Just keep swimming - there's more to learn6 and above.Your knowledge of sharks is as nonexistent as a sharknado5 and above.Your knowledge of sharks is as nonexistent as a sharknado4 and above.Your knowledge of sharks is as nonexistent as a sharknado3 and above.Your knowledge of sharks is as nonexistent as a sharknado2 and above.Your knowledge of sharks is as nonexistent as a sharknado0 and above.Your knowledge of sharks is as nonexistent as a sharknado1 and above.Your knowledge of sharks is as nonexistent as a sharknado Continue reading...
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