Marine Fauna Quiz

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Marine fauna are animals that live in the ocean or rely on the ocean for all or part of their lives.

True

Plankton are living things that are too small to see with the unaided eye and are unable to move on their own.

True

Whales and dolphins are examples of marine fauna that live their entire life in the ocean.

True

Seabirds can be considered as marine fauna because they rely on fish and other marine life for food.

True

Sponges and corals that are attached to the seabed are not considered as marine fauna.

False

Sharks and dolphins are examples of marine fauna that leave the ocean for breeding or resting purposes.

False

Turtles, seals, sea lions, and penguins can be considered as marine fauna because they rely on the ocean for all or part of their lives.

True

Crabs are not considered marine fauna because they do not rely on the ocean for all or part of their lives.

False

Plankton are able to move on their own in the ocean.

False

Most fish are examples of marine fauna that live their entire life in the ocean.

True

Study Notes

What is Marine Fauna?

  • Marine fauna refers to animals that live in the ocean or rely on the ocean for all or part of their lives.
  • They are highly diverse in size, ranging from microscopic zooplankton to the blue whale.

Types of Marine Fauna

  • Some marine fauna, such as sharks, whales, dolphins, dugongs, sea snakes, most fish, and crustaceans, spend their entire life in the ocean.
  • Others, like turtles, seals, sea lions, penguins, and crabs, enter or leave the ocean for breeding or resting purposes.
  • Seabirds that rely on fish and other marine life for food can also be considered marine fauna.
  • Sponges and corals attached to the seabed are also classified as marine fauna.

Types of Marine Organisms

Plankton

  • Plankton are living things that float in the water.
  • Most plankton are too small to see with the unaided eye.
  • They are unable to move on their own and are carried along by ocean motions.

Test your knowledge of marine fauna with this quiz! Explore the diverse range of animals that inhabit the ocean, from microscopic zooplankton to majestic whales. Learn about the characteristics and behaviors of marine fauna, including sharks, dolphins, sea snakes, and more.

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