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Question 1 1 / 1 pts What is the average salinity of the ocean expressed as parts per thousand (‰)?    3


Question 1

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What is the average salinity of the ocean expressed as parts per thousand (‰)?











Question 2

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If you boil away 100 grams of seawater, how many grams of salt residue will be left behind?


0.35 grams


3.5 grams


35 grams


350 grams



Question 3

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How do some algae species contribute to the sediments around coral reefs?


The root system of some species penetrate into the reef, breaking it apart into smaller pieces of sediment.


Some algae species deposit calcium carbonate in their tissues, which contribute to the layer of sediment when the algae dies. 


Some algae species shade the coral reef, which kills the reef and causes it to crumble into sediment over time.


Extensive algae root systems help to hold onto sediment, which otherwise would be washed out to sea with the tide.


Video episode 9. 


Question 4

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The average pH of the ocean is 8 , which is slightly alkaline . 

Answer 1:


 Answer 2:

slightly alkaline



Question 5

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What property of seawater can be measured in order to determine salinity? 


The ratio of carbon dioxide to carbonic acid


The conductivity of ions present


The presence of oxygen isotopes


The color and transparency



Question 6

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How does the ocean help to regulate greenhouse gasses and climate change?


The ocean releases much nitrogen into the atmosphere which can destroy the ozone layer. 


Oceans with high productivity release large volumes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  


The ocean absorbs much of the carbon dioxide emitted from burning fossil fuels.


Nitrogen is taken up by the ocean and is stored in the deep-sea sediment layer. 



Question 7

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Why is it important to measure the ocean's salinity?


This measurement helps us track the progress of global climate change


Salinity controls the amount of water vapor released into the atmosphere, which affects hurricane formation


Salinity levels determine how much carbon dioxide is aborbed


Salinity affects density, which affects ocean circulation



Question 8

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Compared to the atmosphere, the ocean holds more carbon dioxide and less oxygen. 

Answer 1:


 Answer 2:




Question 9

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What is the relationship between pH and sea floor sediments?


Deep water can have a lower pH, which dissolves calcium-containing sediments.


High pH levels cause hydrogen ions to bind with other inorganic ions to create sediment layers.


Only organic, carbon-containing sediments can accumulate in the low pH levels of the sea floor.


Deep water usually has a very high pH, which dissolves calcium-containing sediments.



IncorrectQuestion 10

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What contributes to the productivity of polar waters?


The high angle of the sun most of the year.


The close proximity of land masses.


6-months of sun and upwelling


Melting ice in the spring.


Video episode 9. 


Question 11

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What are the two most abundant salt ions present in seawater?


Magnesium and Sulfate


Silicon and Hydroxide


Bromine and Calcium


Sodium and Chloride



Question 12

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What makes water such a good solvent?


It is polar and can dissolve ionic bonds


It is non-polar and cannot dissolve ionic bonds


It is polar and cannot dissolve ionic bonds


It is non-polar and can dissolve ionic bonds


From the section Water is a Powerful Solvent, Chapter 7. 


Question 13

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Why does the ocean often have a higher pH at the surface than it does at depth.


The ocean's buffer system does not work at the surface due to warm water. 


The photons of light entering surface water break apart acid molecules. 


There is less carbon dioxide in surface water  because the water is warmer and  photosynthesis removes it.  


There is more carbonic acid at the surface than there is in deeper water. 


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