The world's oceans are a wonderful and magical place, and yet, they are increasingly under threat from human activity. So, in honour of World Ocean's Day, we wanted to share a bunch of incredible facts that might just inspire a greater sense of stewardship for the oceans! So, here is our pub quiz perfect for any ocean lover! And it even includes a movie round!
How's This Pub Quiz Going To Work??
We've put together 50 awesome pub quiz questions all to do with the world's oceans! The 50 questions have been split into 5 rounds of 10 questions, with the 10 answers to each to follow.
Some questions are fairly easy and should please everyone playing, whilst other questions may just be a bit more on the hard side!
The quiz should be simple enough to play however you want to do it - with a question master or without, in teams or just as a challenge to yourself! And you can leave a comment down below to let us know how you did! Let's do it!
Round 1 - The World's Oceans!
How many oceans are there in the world?
What is the largest ocean in the world?
What is the deepest point in the oceans?
True or false, the Southernmost Ocean is called The Antarctic Ocean?
The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are connected by which manmade waterway?
At which island in the Atlantic Ocean do the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet?
How many oceans does the USA border?
In which ocean would you find Madagascar?
The most volcanoes are found in which ocean?
What is the name of the warm ocean current that crosses the Atlantic Ocean?
There are 5 oceans in the world - and the names of all five are coming up in case you were wondering!
The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world holding roughly half the world’s ocean water!
The Mariana Trench is the deepest point in the oceans (roughly 11km below sea level!)
False. The southernmost ocean is called the Southern Ocean!
The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean!
Iceland. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet in the North Atlantic Ocean!
3 oceans border USA. The Atlantic to the East, the Pacific to the West and the Arctic to the North bordering Alaska!
The Indian Ocean. Madagascar is roughly 260 miles from the east coast of Africa!
The Pacific Ocean. It’s so volcanic that the surrounding tectonic plate boundary is known as the Ring Of Fire!
The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current crossing from the Gulf Of Mexico to Africa and Europe!
Round 2 - The World's Oceans (continued)!
How much of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean?
How many oceans does the Equator run through?
Which ocean does the Amazon River run into?
True or false, more than 70% of the countries in Africa border the sea?
True or false, the longest mountain range in the world is under the ocean?
As a percentage, how much of our oceans have been explored?
When scuba diving, what trick stops your mask from steaming up?
What’s the youngest you can be to learn to scuba dive?
How long is an average flight across the Atlantic Ocean, from London to New York?
True or false, the Pacific Ocean is bigger than the moon?
71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans!
3 oceans. The Equator runs through the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean!
The Atlantic Ocean. The Amazon river is the second longest river in the world running from Peru, through Brazil and out to the Atlantic!
True. Only 16 out of Africa’s 55 countries are landlocked, meaning 71% of countries border the sea!
True. The Mid-Oceanic Ridge stretches all across the ocean floor along tectonic plate boundaries, reaching roughly 65 thousand km in length!
Only 5% of our oceans have been explored, and we now have more extensive maps of Mars than our oceans!
Spit in the mask. It really works!
8 years old to learn, but 10 to dive in the oceans!
Almost 8 hours on average. Flying London to New York is roughly 3.5 thousand miles!
True. At roughly 63.8 million square miles, the Pacific Ocean is roughly 4 times a large as the moon in surface area!
Round 3 - Life Under The Sea!
How many known species are there living in the ocean? 68 thousand or 230 thousand?
Under which category would corals fall into: plant, fungus or animal?
True or false, the Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space?
True or false, the life expectancy of a jellyfish is 85 years old?
There are 7 species of sea turtle in the world - how many of them out grow their shells and seek new ones?
Which type of penguin is the tallest?
True or false, the second largest whale species is the humpback whale?
True or false, dolphins are known to give themselves names?
What type of sea mammal was the first to go extinct from human activity?
How many sharks are killed by humans each year?
Roughly 230 thousand species of life are currently known to be living in the world’s oceans, whilst 2 million more are estimated to still be found!
Animals. Corals are marine invertebrates - living, growing and building a hard skeleton from calcium carbonate in their compact colonies!
True. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef on Earth covering over 344 thousand square kilometers!
False. Unless eaten by a predator, jellyfish actually never die!
No sea turtles shed their shells, as it’s part of their spine and grows with them!
Emperor penguins are the tallest type of penguin - the only type of penguin with an average heigh of over 1m!
False. Humpback whales are the 6th largest species of whale at 16m in length, whilst fin whales are the second largest at 27.5m in length following the blue whales’ 30m!
True. Dolphins have signature clicks and whistles to identify each other and call themselves and each other names!
A type of sea cow was the the first sea mammal to be hunted to extinction because of it’s slow nature making it so easy to hunt!
Roughly 100 million sharks are killed by humans each year compared to sharks only killing an average of 6 humans each year!
Round 4 - Ocean Movies Round!
What was the name of the tiger in Life Of Pi?
What inanimate object was Wilson in Cast Away?
The original Jaws movie was released in what decade?
What common surf product helped to identify bank robbers as surfers in Point Break?
True or false, the Titanic ship cost more to build than the movie cost to make?
What mythological sea creature was used to sink a ship in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise?
“The Meg” is short for what extinct species of shark?
What was the name of Aerial’s crab friend in The Little Mermaid?
Who voices the main protagonist, Oscar, in Shark Tale?
At what address does Marlin find his son Nemo in Finding Nemo?
Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax
False. The Titanic reportedly cost $7.5million to make in 1912, which is roughly $124 million when adjusted to 1997 value (the year the movie came out). The movie at this time cost $200million to make - a £76million difference!
Sebastian (and yes, apparently it’s a crab, not a lobster)!
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
Round 5 - The Oceans, The Climate & Us! (true or false)
True or false, more than 10% of the world’s oceans are protected?
True or false, the suncream that you swim with can be harmful to corals?
True or false, roughly 2 million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year?
True or false, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a similar size of France?
True or false, plastic pollution can enter the food chain?
True or false, over 80% of sea turtles are found to have consumed plastic?
True or false, Sea Turtles in the North Pacific ocean eat mainly jellyfish?
True or false, some plants in the world’s oceans that absorb more carbon than the Amazon Rainforest?
True or false, the world’s oceans produce over 40% of the oxygen we breath?
True or false, there are more pieces of plastic in our oceans than there are stars in our galaxy?
False. Whilst oceans cover roughly 71% of the Earth’s surface, only around 7% of the oceans have some form of protection currently. The UN had set a goal of 10% protected oceans by the year 2020!
True. Chemical based suncreams containing oxybenzone can induce coral bleaching, as well as decrease fertility in fish and impair photosynthesis in algae!
False. An estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year, whilst other estimates are close to 13 million tons!
False. Located between Hawaii and California, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is actually 3 times the size of France!
True. Plastic can enter the food chain, as well as carry toxins, disease and invasive species!
True. 100% of sea turtles in one study were found to have consumed plastic!
False. Studies show that sea turtles in the North Pacific ocean, home to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will have a diet of roughly 74% plastic!
True. Something as simple as seagrass has been shown to absorb carbon 35 times faster and, although it is a vital eco system, we loose two football fields’ worth every hour!
True. It’s estimated that phytoplankton in our oceans produce 50-85% of the air in our atmosphere, but these plankton are also threatened by pollution dead zones around the coast, and are also effected by low whale populations.
True. There are more pieces of plastic in our oceans than there are stars in our galaxy - about 500 times as much!