Certification And Re-certification Quiz- Sjcmmsn

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  • 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. 
    • A. 

      It is important to look fashionable

    • B. 

      It protects you from the spread of diseases

    • C. 

      It protects you from injury while on a response

    • D. 

      Trick question: PPE is not actually required for stranding response!

  • 3. 
    It is important to submit your response sheet and photos to Jen after each response. How should you go about submitting this information? 
    • A. 

      Post information about your stranding on facebook

    • B. 

      It is not important to submit your response reports

    • C. 

      Log into the online system to log hours and to submit reports and photos

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    When is the proper time to report an interaction (bite, scrach, injury, or illness) with a marine mammal to Jen 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

  • 6. 
    After the Stranding Coordinator calls you to respond, you are on your own
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    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. 

      Because most of the marine mammals in our area are not listed as endangered and permission is not required

    • 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

  • 8. 
    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 (e.g., dog attack, injury, or fishery interactions). We do not intervene in cases of natural mortality

    • B. 

      We pick up all harbor seals that appear emaciated

    • C. 

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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    Check all that apply. What is the volunteer's responsibility when interacting with the public while on a response? 
    • A. 

      Educate the public about stranded marine mammals

    • B. 

      Flirt with the cute beach goers

    • C. 

      Keep people and dogs a safe distance away from stranded animals

    • D. 

      Ticket members of the public who are not complying with the MMPA

  • 11. 
    Check all that apply. When responding to a dead marine mammal, the following is useful information to collect:
    • A. 

      Location of stranding (lat/long coordinates)

    • B. 

      Morphometric measurements (e.g., length and girth)

    • C. 

      How cute the animal is on a scale of 1-10

    • D. 

      Sex

    • E. 

      Nutritional condition

    • F. 

      Evidence of human interaction

  • 12. 
    Check all that apply. What PPE is required for a response?
    • A. 

      Boots/Closed-toed shoes

    • B. 

      Stranding Response Sheet

    • C. 

      Gloves

    • D. 

      Tape Measure

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Evidence of Human Interaction (HI) should ONLY be noted if it has contributed to the death of the animal
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Fishery interactions are most likely to occur in the following areas:
    • A. 

      Head, tail/flukes, and appendages

    • B. 

      Trick question. It is highly unlikely that marine mammals will have injuries from fishery interactions

    • C. 

      Teeth

    • D. 

      The abdomen

  • 15. 
    If you suspect a gunshot case, you should do the following:
    • A. 

      Ignore it and hide any evidence

    • B. 

      Contact the coordinator asap so that we can arrange for a radiograph to be taken

    • C. 

      Call the police

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Conduct a detailed exam of each anatomical area listed on the datasheet

    • B. 

      Document potential HI lesions with photos, notes, and measurements

    • C. 

      None of the above

    • D. 

      Collect any gear that is present (e.g., net or line)

  • 17. 
    For pinnipeds, straight length is measured:
    • A. 

      From the tip of the nose to the end of the tail

    • B. 

      From the tip of the nose to the end of the fore-flippers

    • C. 

      Around the entire body just under the pectoral flippers/fins

  • 18. 
    The coordinator should be notified of all freshly dead marine mammals so that they can be collected for necropsy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    After passing this quiz, you should notify Jen and e-mail her a copy of your certificate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False