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100

This behavior helps protect fish from predators.

What is schooling?

100

These are the fastest fish in the ocean.

What are sailfish?

100

The number of years sharks have existed.

What is more than 400 million years?

100

The largest fish in the ocean.

What is the whale shark?

100

This bird has absorbent feathers, which help make the bird heavier and stay underwater as it hunts.

What is the cormorant?

200

This organ helps fish breathe under water.

What are gills?

200

Marlin, sailfish and swordfish are all examples of this.

What is a billfish?

200

The number of shark species that exist. 

What is more than 470?

200

Another name for the manta ray.

What is the devil fish?

200

This bird with a silly name makes high speed dives into the water to seize its prey.

What is the blue-footed booby?

300

These structures filter out the food particles that pass through the gills. 

What are the gill rakers?

300

The main reason tuna are becoming extinct.

What is overfishing?

300

What shark skeletons are made of.

What is cartilage?

300

These help the manta ray move plankton into its mouth.

What are the lobes in front of the mouth?

300

This bird spends months at sea, is as small as a sparrow, feeds off krill and breeds on the coasts of Antarctica.

What is the storm petrel?

400

Water passes into the fish through the mouth, then out of the fish through this.

What is the gill flap?

400

A large school of fish that begins to swim in a tight cluster.

What is a bait ball?  

400

This shark uses its tail to thrash and stun its prey.

What is the thresher shark?  

400

The three types of filter feeders in the shark family.

What are basking sharks, whale sharks and megamouth sharks?

400

These allow gannets and boobies to survive the impact of their high-speed dives.

What are the air sacs under their skin that absorb the impact?

500

Fish use these two senses to swim in close formations in schools. 

What are visual cues (what they see on other fish) and pressure changes (waves generated by neighboring fish)?

500

These are the reasons billfish are such good hunters.

What are streamlined body, powerful muscles, and a sharp upper jaw to injure prey.

500

These characteristics make the great white a deadly hunter.

What are streamlined body, powerful jaws, 300 teeth, tail adapted for speed and highly-tuned sense for detecting prey.

500

The length of a whale shark.

What is up to 46 feet long?

500

These 5 birds are all examples of ocean birds with specialized wings adapted to swim under water.

What are auks, guillemots, razorbills, puffins and penguins?

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