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Whale Conservation Quiz

Whale Conservation Quiz

February 21st is World Whale Day!

Take our quiz and find out how much you know about whales.

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Whales can live a long time. How long can the oldest whale species live?

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Bowhead whales can live over 200 years!

True or False: After the 1986 moratorium on whaling, all commercial whaling ended.

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The correct answer is false.

The moratorium helped to decrease the number of countries that hunted whales but several continue to hunt today.

Which of the below countries continue commercially whale today?

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The correct answer is all of the above.

True or False: Commercial whaling is the last remaining threat to whales.

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The correct answer is false. There are a number of other threats to whale populations!

Which of the following is a current threat to whale populations?

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The correct answer is all of the above.

Shipping lanes can be especially deadly to whales as high speeds are allowed that do not allow for strike avoidance. Fishing practices can result in vertical fishing lines that result in the entanglement of large whales, this can lead to severe injury if not death. Climate change is also a major threat as it alters the life cycles of whale’s main food sources and can decrease overall productivity.

True or False: The longer a whale lives the more positive effects on climate change it can provide.

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The correct answer is true.

While whales do consume quite a lot, they provide innumerable resources by acting as carbon sinks, nutrient cyclers, and a source of food for other animals and plants.

True or False: Sounds from boats and sonar devices are dangerous to whales.

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The correct answer is true.

Ocean noise created by human activities puts marine species at risk and threatens their survival. In fact, increased noise levels can impact certain species like whales, who rely on the ability to communicate and hear in their natural environment to find food, mates, and avoid predators.

In terms of carbon sequestration, how much can a great whale be worth over its lifetime?

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Great whales can contribute to over $2 million in ecosystem services over their lifetime.

Which of the following are threatened with extinction?

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The correct answer is all of the above.

Whales are some of the largest animals on the planet. Without correspondingly large protections for them, we may be watching some of the most iconic species of all time go extinct.

Whale Conservation Quiz
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