Top 10 seas facts Selected as the most interesting among seas related questions in Seas quiz Which landlocked country has the largest navy?Bolivia. Although Bolivia has been landlocked since the War of the Pacific in 1879, it still maintains its navy, which patrols Lake Titicaca and Bolivia's larger rivers. The Navy serves as a symbol that the country has not given up on regaining its lost access to the sea. As of 2008, the Bolivian Naval Force had approximately 5,000 personnel.Created by: globalquiz.orgBolivia facts » What sound can be heard when approaching an iceberg?A fizz. When a piece of iceberg ice melts, it makes a fizzing sound called "Bergie Seltzer". This sound is made when the water-ice interface reaches compressed air bubbles trapped in the ice. As this happens, each bubble bursts, making a 'popping' sound. The bubbles contain air trapped in snow layers very early in the history of the ice, that eventually got buried to a given depth (up to several kilometers) and pressurized as it transformed into firn then to glacial ice.Created by: globalquiz.orgice facts » Which sea animal captures have grown significally since 1970?American lobster. In 1990s several cod stocks collapsed due to overfishing. With the large predatory fish removed, their prey have had population explosions, and the capture of lobster tripled since 1970.Created by: globalquiz.orgfishing facts » Which sea is the most saline in the world?Red Sea. The Red Sea is very saline due to high evaporation, very little precipitation, almost no river inflow and isolation from the rest of the Indian Ocean. Salinity reaches 41 ‰ in the northern part (Average for the world's seawater is ~35 ‰).Created by: globalquiz.orgEgypt facts » In which body of water sea currents reverse their directions twice yearly?Indian Ocean. Two large circular currents, one in the northern hemisphere flowing clockwise and one south of the equator moving anticlockwise, constitute the dominant flow pattern. During the winter monsoon, however, currents in the north are reversedCreated by: Shankar Kumaroceans facts » If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you land in?Portugal. Generally, most of the Western Europe is located farther north than the United States. New York City has pretty much the same latitude as Naples, Madrid or Istanbul. If you sail west from Great Britain (no matter which point you start at), you will land in Canada - the latitude of London corresponds to the southernmost shore of the Hudson Bay!Created by: globalquiz.orgNew York facts » This is Sable Island, known as the graveyard of the Atlantic. It is about 109 miles southeast of Nova Scotia. What is the island origin?Post-glacial. Sable Island is believed to have formed from a terminal moraine deposited on the continental shelf near the end of the last Ice Age. It emerges from vast shoals and shallows which, in tandem with frequent fog and sudden storms, have caused over 350 recorded shipwrecksCreated by: globalquiz.orgsatellite photos facts » This photo was taken in one of European capitals. Where?In Helsinki. These powerful icebreakers are docked for the summer season at the port of Helsinki. Almost all of Finland trade comes through the brackish Gulf of Finland, which freezes easily during winter.Created by: Debbie Foxcities of Scandinavia facts » This photo has been taken at seaglass beach in Hawai'i. How is the seaglass formed?From garbage. Sea glass beaches are created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline. Sea glass begins as normal shards of broken glass that are then persistently tumbled and ground until the sharp edges are rounded. Created by: life-o-holicglass facts » What does the color range represent in this picture?Water salinity. Launched June 10, 2011, Aquarius is NASA’s first satellite instrument specifically designed to study the salt content of ocean surface waters. The complete first year dataset of NASA's Aquarius instrument reveals seasonal changes in the Amazon River's plume. Depending on the prevailing currents, the river's freshwater outflow heads east toward Africa or bends up north to the Caribbean.Created by: globalquiz.orgsatellite photography facts » Play seas quiz and see all the questions.