Flashcards in Missed Quizbowl questions Deck (50)
When was the first recorded voyage by sea?
The circumference was first accurately calculated by who?
Who were highly accomplished seamen who participated in exploration and trade in the north Atlantic?
What European explorer discovered Florida?
Juan Ponce de Leon
Who created the first chronometer?
Who was the first European to chart the Pacific Ocean?
What is Charles Darwin known for in relation to Oceanography?
Study of Coral Reefs
The Greek word graphia refers to what?
The act of recording and describing
The root of a word, -ology means what?
The study of
By the 4th century BCE who had traveled as far north as the coast of England?
The fetch refers to __________
the distance over which wind blows without interruption
Lines of equal temperature are called what?
To develop successfully the embryo of pacific cod require what?
A narrow temperature range
Most marine fish have cellular fluid with salinity ______
Lower than the salinity of sea water
Fresh water fish have body fluids that are _____
More saline than the surrounding water
What does SST stand for?
Sea Surface Temperature
Primary production in the temperate latitudes varies with ______
What is a baby eel called?
Do all salmon spawn once and die?
Are plants primary producers?
Are all animals heterotrophs?
Ecosystems operate by exchanging what two things?
Energy and matter
What bacteria breaks down organic material and causes the absence of oxygen?
What are the two principle types of upwelling?
Equatorial and Coastal
What determines the speed of a fish?
Shape, Size, and Build
Potential biomass production decreases with increasing _____ in the food chain?
What is the part of land that touches the sea and changes location with tide?
Refraction of waves can result in a decrease of what?
Barrier islands are composed of what?