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Wild Shores Safety: Will You Survive A Sea Shore Trip?

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Wild Shores Safety: Will You Survive A Sea Shore Trip?

Do you know how to be safe on our tropical shores? Which animals are dangerous? What behaviour to avoid? Read these tips then try the quiz. Answer these 8 questions and see if you will survive on the shore!At the end of the quiz, scroll down to read all the explanations to the questions. Learn how to be safe on our shores.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The stonefish looks like a stone. Its venom causes excruciating pain and can be fatal. What is the BEST way to avoid stepping on a stonefish?
    • A. 

      Wear thick soled shoes.

    • B. 

      Splash around so the fish will go away.

    • C. 

      Step only on bare sand.

    • D. 

      Walk slowly, test your footing before putting your weight on your foot.

    • E. 

      Avoid rocky areas.

  • 2. 
    The Yellow-lipped sea krait is commonly seen on our Southern shores. It has a highly toxic venom that can be fatal. What is the BEST way to avoid being bitten by this snake?
    • A. 

      Wear thick soled shoes.

    • B. 

      Splash around so the snake will go away.

    • C. 

      Push it away with a stick.

    • D. 

      Leave it alone

    • E. 

      Avoid reef areas.

  • 3. 
    Stingrays are common on our shores. Most stingrays have one to four spines, often near the base of the tail (where the tail joins the body). These spines are serrated and can cut deeply and introduce venom into the wound that can cause excruciating pain. What is the BEST way to avoid being stung by a ray?
    • A. 

      Wear covered shoes.

    • B. 

      Splash around so the fish will go away.

    • C. 

      Shuffle your feet as you walk.

    • D. 

      Avoid stepping into murky water.

    • E. 

      Poke it away with a stick.

  • 4. 
    Jellyfishes are sometimes seen in the water and washed up on the shores. Some of them can cause painful stings.What is the BEST way to avoid being stung by a jellyfish?
    • A. 

      Wear covered shoes and long pants.

    • B. 

      Splash around so the jellyfish will go away.

    • C. 

      Look out for them in the water and avoid them.

    • D. 

      Pick up the jellyfish and throw it further away.

  • 5. 
    These feather-like hydroids inflict painful burning stings that take a long time to heal and leave hideous scars. What is the BEST way to avoid being stung by these hydroids?
    • A. 

      Wear covered shoes and long pants.

    • B. 

      Splash around so the hydroids will go away.

    • C. 

      Look out for them in the water and avoid them.

    • D. 

      Poke and break them up with a stick.

  • 6. 
    Which of these animals are safe to handle?   (A) Black long-spined sea urchin                (B) Octopus   (C) Red swimming crab                             (D) Diamond wrasse
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      Crab and octopus

    • C. 

      Only the octopus

    • D. 

      Only the fish

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of these animals are safe to handle?  (A) Sponges                                            (B) Zoanthids  (C) Fireworm                                           (D) Cone snail (Photo by Richard Ling)
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      Sponge and zoanthid

    • C. 

      Zoanthids only

    • D. 

      Snail only

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Lightning on our shores: Which ONE of these statements is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Singapore has one of the highest rate of lightning activity in the world

    • B. 

      Lightning can happen without rain.

    • C. 

      You are safe from lightning if you are wearing rubber shoes.

    • D. 

      You are safe from lightning only in a lightning protected shelter.