Marine Protected Areas Quiz

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A quiz on your knowledge of the new Marine Protected Areas on the California Central Coast. Save Our Shores is a marine conservation non-profit based in Santa Cruz, California, more information at saveourshores. Org.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many Marine Protected Areas are in the Central Coast Network of MPAs?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      29

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      35

  • 2. 
    What is Marine Protected Area?
    • A. 

      A place in the ocean where fish are bred in cages.

    • B. 

      An area of the ocean that has been set aside to protect or conserve marine life and habitat.

    • C. 

      A marina or harbor where the waters are protected from strong tides.

    • D. 

      An area in the ocean where no human recreation of any kind is allowed.

  • 3. 
    What is the difference between a Marine Reserve and a Marine Park in the MPA network?
    • A. 

      In a Marine Park there is no fishing allowed and in a Marine Reserve recreational fishing is allowed but not commercial fishing.

    • B. 

      They are both the same thing, you cannot fish in either area.

    • C. 

      In a Marine Park recreational fishing is allowed but not commercial fishing and in a Marine Reserve there is no fishing allowed.

    • D. 

      In a Marine Park commercial fishing is allowed and in a Marine Reserve recreational fishing is allowed.

  • 4. 
    What regulations apply for a Marine Conservation Area in the MPA network?
    • A. 

      Commercial fishing is allowed but not recreational fishing.

    • B. 

      Commercial and recreational fishing are limited to protect a specific habitat or resource.

    • C. 

      Recreational fishing is allowed but not commercial fishing.

  • 5. 
    When were the Central Coast Marine Protected Areas put into effect?
    • A. 

      1992, when the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary was established.

    • B. 

      September 2007

    • C. 

      July 2008

    • D. 

      They have still not taken effect

  • 6. 
    How many Marine Protected Areas are there worldwide?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      350

    • C. 

      5000

    • D. 

      10000

  • 7. 
    What marine creatures will be protected because of the Central Coast Marine Protected Areas?
    • A. 

      Rockfish

    • B. 

      Sea otters

    • C. 

      Leopard sharks

    • D. 

      Abalone

    • E. 

      All of the above

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