Certification And Re-certification Quiz- Sjcmmsn

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This is a quiz that re-certifies volunteer. who have attended at least one training. Complete the quiz and get at least an 70%. This gives you a certification for the 2013 stranding response year. This is also a quiz that certifies new volunteers who were not able to attend the training classes. Complete the quiz and get at least an 70%. In addition to the quiz, your first 2-3 responses will be done with the Stranding Coordinator or an experienced volunteer. After the quiz and shadowed responses, you will be certified for the 2013 response year.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What law, created by NOAA,  protects marine mammals, dead or alive, from harassment, hunting, and captures in the United States?
    • A. 

      Endangered Species Act of 1973

    • B. 

      Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972

    • C. 

      Animal Welfare Act of 1966

  • 2. 
       Check all that apply. Why is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for every response? 
    • A. 

      Look fashionable

    • B. 

      Protect you from the sun (if applicable)

    • C. 

      Protect you from the spread of diseases

    • D. 

      Protect you from injury while on a response

  • 3. 
      Check all that apply. What PPE is required for a response?
    • A. 

      Proper Clothing

    • B. 

      Boots (close toed shoes)

    • C. 

      Stranding Response Sheet

    • D. 

      Sun protection (sunglasses and/or hat)

    • E. 

      Gloves

    • F. 

      Tape Measure

  • 4. 
    How do we record data for each individual stranding?
    • A. 

      Pick up every animal for a necropsy

    • B. 

      Jot down notes about the stranding in a notebook

    • C. 

      Filling out a stranding response report to the best of our abilities

  • 5. 
    As a stranding volunteer, I respond to stranded animals when the _______ requests my assistance in a response. 
    • A. 

      Stranding Coordinator(s)

    • B. 

      Person walking on the beach

    • C. 

      Public

    • D. 

      Tom Cruise

  • 6. 
    What if my neighbor tells me about a stranding and he knows I am a volunteer?
    • A. 

      Go and respond and after the response is over, call the hotline/Stranding Coordinator

    • B. 

      Call the Stranding Coordinator(s)/Hotline first to notify stranding network of the situation and they will send you or another volunteer out for a response

    • C. 

      The two of you fill out a stranding response sheet

  • 7. 
    When is the proper time to report an interaction (bite, scrach, injury, or illness) with a marine mammal to Patrick or Joe? 
    • A. 

      Never, you cannot get sick from marine mammals

    • B. 

      Only after you get symptoms of being sick

    • C. 

      Right after the interaction

  • 8. 
    After the Stranding Coordinator calls you to respond, you are on your own. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why is the Stranding Network via The Whale Museum allowed to respond to stranded marine mammals? 
    • A. 

      We have had some type of response since 1980. Therefore, we have had the most experience responding to stranded animals in the area.

    • B. 

      We have a permit.

    • C. 

      TWM has a Letter of Authority from National Marine Fisheries Service to respond, collect, and perform necropsies on stranded marine mammals.

    • D. 

      Because it is fun

  • 10. 
    What is the Northwest Region and SJCMMSN's rehabilitation policy for picking up harbor seal pups?
    • A. 

      We pick up harbor seal pups that have had negative interactions with humans (dog attack, injury, and fishery interactions).

    • B. 

      We pick up harbor seal pups that are emaciated without injuries

    • C. 

      We pick up harbor seal pups that are alert and vocalizing, but are alone

  • 11. 
    What are three things mentioned in the training materials that we can learn from stranded marine mammals?
    • A. 

      Diseases present in a population, Food availability for marine mammals, Diet of a species

    • B. 

      Communication vocalizations between different species, Food availability for marine mammals, Diet of a species

    • C. 

      Disease prevalence in a population, Food availability for marine mammals, Foraging behavior underwater

    • D. 

      Disease prevalence in a population, why Orcas breach, Diet of a species

  • 12. 
    How far away, if possible, should the public and dogs stay away from stranded marine mammals?
    • A. 

      200 yds

    • B. 

      100 yds

    • C. 

      300 yds

    • D. 

      50 yds

  • 13. 
    BONUS: Check all that apply. What is the volunteer's responsibility when interacting with the public while on a response? (If you get this questions right it'll be a +1 correct answer to your score, if you get it wrong, there is no negative impact on your score).  
    • A. 

      Education about stranded marine mammals

    • B. 

      Flirt with the cute beach goers

    • C. 

      Keep people and dogs a safe distance away from stranded animals

  • 14. 
    Bonus. How long does a harbor seal nurse and stay with mom? (If you get this questions right it'll be a +1 correct answer to your score, if you get it wrong, there is no negative impact on your score).  
    • A. 

      1-2 weeks

    • B. 

      2-4 weeks

    • C. 

      4-6 weeks

    • D. 

      8-9 weeks