Shark Week Trivia Contest Winners Announced!

Aug 20 2012

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Shark Week trivia contest last week. Hope you all had some fun and learned a little bit about sharks in the process! Check out below for our full list of answers and winners.

Question 1: The two largest fish in the ocean are sharks. Name them.

Answer: The Whale Shark and the Basking Shark.

Whale sharks can grow up to 40 feet in length. These docile animals feed primarily on plankton. Basking sharks average 20-26 feet.

WINNER: Zinn Brown

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Question 2: This shark, measuring almost 60 feet in length, became extinct 1.2 million years ago.

Answer: Megaladon.

The Megaladon shark was the largest predatory marine animal to ever live in the ocean. This massive shark had teeth that grew up to 7 inches long!

WINNER: Andrew Keihling

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Question 3: What is the worlds fastest shark?

Answer: The shortfin mako shark

Shortfin mako sharks have been clocked at speeds up to 31mph. Some scientists suggest they are capable of attaining speeds up to 60mph!

WINNER: Scott Markman

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Question 4: This “delicacy,”  seen as a symbol of status in many countries, is responsible for the slaughter of roughly 100 million sharks per year.

Answer: Shark fin soup

Shark finning has become increasingly popular since the 1950s, resulting in an almost 90% drop in shark population. Shark fins are sold for an average of $300/lb. To learn more about shark finning check out: www.seathos.org/projects/shark-finning/ and take our pledge to end this abusive practice.

WINNER: Brittany Shamenek

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Question 5: During the production of the 1975 film “Jaws,” what did the crew call the mechanical shark used?

Answer: Bruce

Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, has earned over 470 million dollars in the box office, and is widely credited for being a major contributor to our countries fascination with sharks. In the film, the fictional shark, dubbed ‘Bruce’, terrorized beachgoers along the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

WINNER: Blake Kaplan

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Question 6: Name this shark!

Answer: Tiger shark

Named for the striped patterns on their sides, tiger sharks can grow up to 14 feet in length and mainly inhabit tropical and subtropical climates.

WINNER: Michelle Girard

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Congratulations to all our winners! We’ll be in touch soon to get you your pair of Blu Kicks! Thanks again to everyone who played along.

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