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Test Your Ocean Smarts

Oceans take the prize as the biggest unexplored frontier on our planet. Less than 5% of their underwater worlds have been explored.

Answer five quick questions to see how deep your ocean knowledge goes.

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Graceful sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for more than 100 million years. Amazingly, no matter how far they travel, they return to the nesting grounds where they were born to lay their eggs.

How far can Hawksbill sea turtles swim to reach their nesting grounds?

12,000 miles12,000! Today, their journeys have become more and more perilous—and all seven species of sea turtles are endangered. The Nature Conservancy is protecting vital nesting beaches and using satellite trackers to better understand hazards on their migration routes.
1,200 miles
120 miles
12 miles
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The ocean’s mysteries are endless, but technology is helping uncover — and protect — wonders below the surface. Which cool new tech trend is being used to help keep oceans teeming with fish?

Driverless vehicles
Voice recognition software
Facial recognition software Facial recognition software fuels FishFace, an innovative tool the Conservancy is developing as a result of winning the 2016 Google Impact Challenge in Australia. FishFace will allow much better and faster collection of data on which species are fished and in what numbers to allow fishery managers to ensure their operations are sustainable and prevent overfishing.
Online dating algorithms
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Vibrant and otherworldly, coral reefs embody magnificent ocean beauty and support a breathtaking range of biodiversity. But reefs are terribly threatened and we need to save them. Without immediate intervention, scientists say we could lose what percentage of coral worldwide by 2050?

70% That’s why coral restoration is a critical priority. Together with our partners, The Conservancy is protecting our oceans, including restoring coral at unprecedented scales — 1 million corals in the Caribbean and Florida.
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A little known ocean rock star, the Gulf of Maine is one of the most biologically productive places in Earth’s oceans. All of these sea creatures live in these New England waters except one. Can you guess which?

Whale sharks It’s true that whale sharks prefer warmer waters like Micronesia in the Pacific, instead of the Gulf of Maine’s icy depths. Fortunately, the Conservancy’s global reach means that from chilly waters to the tropics, we’re conserving oceans wherever they need us most.
Basket stars
Sand lance
Harp seals
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Time to introduce you to the flying mobula—a small species of manta ray that leaps out of the water with a dizzying flutter. These guys can travel in groups of 50 or more and it’s quite a sight!

True or False: This incredible creature lives right here in North America.

True Flying mobulas can be found in the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez), among other vital but threatened species. The Conservancy is working hard to transform ocean management here, so the riches of these waters survive for generations to come.
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All done! 0 out of 0. Hope this quiz sparked your interest in our oceans! Good job! You know what’s beneath the ocean’s surface for sure. Perfect score! Way to dive deep into your ocean expertise.

But all the bounty our oceans give us can only be sustained if we take action on the intense challenges nature is facing right now.

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