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Quiz: How well do you know the world's seas?

Whether you possess a sea of knowledge, or simply like to holiday on the beach, this quiz – all about the seas of the world – is for you. Covering the Mediterranean, Arabian Sea, the Caribbean and more...

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1. The world’s largest inland body of water is called a sea. Can you name it?

Caspian

Arabian

Bering

Black

2. The Caspian Sea is landlocked - but which of these countries DOESN’T border it?

Azerbaijan

Iran

Kazakhstan

Turkey

3. Saint Martin, Antigua and Nevis are islands in which sea?

Adriatic

Caribbean

Sargasso

Mediterranean

4. In which ocean would you find the Red Sea?

Atlantic

Pacific

Indian

Southern (Antarctic)

5. The Dead Sea might be called a sea, but it’s actually a…

Jordanian peninsula

Landlocked, salt lake

Geyser in the Middle East

Fictional body of water

6. In which sea would you commonly find the gilt-head bream?

Mediterranean

Yellow

Celebes

North

7. Where exactly is the Black Sea located?

Between Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia

Between Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania

Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Nice try! The Black Sea is made up…

8. The Bay of Bengal lies between India and…

Oman

Malaysia

Pakistan

Myanmar (Burma)

9. Pag, Mljet and Lopud are all islands in which sea?

Adriatic

Aegean

Baltic

Ionian

10. Here's a tricky one. Where in the world would you find the Ross Sea?

Near Chile

Near Svalbard

Antarctica

Honestly, no idea

11. Can you name the Sea of Okhotsk’s two basin countries?

Russia and Japan

Japan and Mongolia

Russia and Finland

Russia and China

12. The deep sea creature ‘blob sculpin’ can be found in the Pacific. Also notably in which sea?

Coral

Bering

Philippine

South China

13. Which Atlantic sea connects Great Britain with Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands?

North

Irish

Baltic

Ionian

14. Can you name the Gulf directly to the west of the Arabian Sea?

Andaman

Piram

Aden

Guinea

15. Only of these statements about the Bering Sea is true. Can you tell which?

It was named for an explorer called Alicia Bering

It divides the continental shelves of the Americas and Eurasia

Its surface area is more than 5,000,000 sq km

It is the deepest of all the seas at 5,016m deep

16. Which of these famous cities does NOT sit in or on the Gulf of Mexico?

Havana, Cuba

New Orleans, Louisiana

Cancun, Mexico

San Francisco, California

17. Walney and Lambay are two islands in which well-known sea?

North

Philippine

Irish

Caribbean

18. Where would you find the Beaufort Sea?

Between USA and Canada

Between Sweden and Norway

Between Canada and Greenland

Honestly, no idea!

19. The Tasman Sea lies between the south-east coast of Australia and New Zealand. What is its surface area?

1,100,000 sq km

2,300,000 sq km

3,660,000 sq km

4,480,000 sq km

20. Finally, which sea does the Strait of Gibraltar connect the Atlantic Ocean to?

Yellow

Aegean

Mediterranean

Kara

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