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Coral Reefs

written by: DieZel
 
Scuba diving attractions, or just natural wonders, the coral reefs are undoubtedly amazing. Enjoy!

Question 1:

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A reef separated from the island shore or the mainland by a lagoon is referred to as this type.
Barrier
Fringing
Apron
Ribbon


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Question 2:

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Indigenous Australians knew of the existence of the Great Barrier Reef, but Europeans found out about it, when this famous explorer ran aground there.
Ferdinand Magellan
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
David Livingstone
James Cook


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Question 3:


In December 2004, the discovery of the deepest coral reef in the United States was confirmed. It is also the deepest coral reef in the world.
True
False

Question 4:


A coral island, that consists of a coral reef, enclosing a depression in the centre is called this.
There is no common name
Patch
Lagoon
Atoll

Question 5:

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The Common Lionfish is an nonvenomous fish that can be seen in the Great Barrier Reef.
False
True


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Question 6:


What happened to the tropical coral reefs during the 1998 and 2004 El Nino weather phenomenons?
They all thrived
Some of them exploded
Nothing as they were all deep underwater
Many of them were bleached or even killed

Question 7:


The implementation of MPAs is one way to protect the coral reefs from destruction. What does MPA stand for in this context?
Marine Preservation Act
Marine Protected Area
Mammal Protection Act
Magnetospheric Plasma Analyzer

Question 8:


This country is the world's largest exporter of corals.
India
Thailand
Indonesia
Australia

Question 9:

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This ship was a 24-gun frigate of the Royal Navy, that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef on August 29, 1791, and sank the next day, taking the lives of 35 people -- 31 crewmembers and 4 prisoners.
HMS Battleaxe
HMS Pandora
HMS Hood
HMS Brilliant


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Question 10:

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The Latin name of this coral reef predator, a threat to the Great Barrier Reef, is Acanthaster planci.
Brittle star
Sea Daisy
Crown-of-Thorns starfish
Elephant Ear Spikes


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