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Fishy business yWhy is it so easy to weigh fish? yBecause they come with their own scales. yWhat do you call a fish with no eye? yA fsh. yWhat lies at the bottom of the sea and shakes? yA nervous wreck. yWhat's the strongest creature in the sea? yThe mussel. yWhat's the easiest way to catch a fish? yAsk someone to throw it to you. October - December 2008 lime 93 The deepest spot in the world is the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean, which lies almost 11 km underwater. In 1960, two explorers managed to reach the bottom of the trench in the Trieste bathyscaphe, the underwater equivalent of climbing Mount Everest. Some sea turtles can live for over 100 years. The brain of a sperm whale weighs around six times as much as that of the average human. Only male sea horses are capable of giving birth. It's estimated that around 10% of the world's coral reefs have already died, while another 60% are at risk due to human activities. DID YOU KNOW ? [ Note: all the answers are in ( or can be deduced from) the text on these pages] How much of the world's surface is covered by water? l A 51% l B 61% l C 71%? A whale shark is a kind of: l A whale l B shark l C octopus? The deepest spot in the world is called the: l A Marianas Ditch l B Marianas Trench l C Ariana's Bench? Which has the biggest brain: l A a sperm whale l B a dolphin l C a human being? A bathyscaphe is a type of: l A telescope l B deep- sea diving vessel l C bathroom furniture? TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Answers: 1c, 2b, 3b, 4a, 5b 1 2 3 4 5 THEY SAID WHAT? It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilisation ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. Hunter S. Thompson The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land. JOSEPH CONRAD Voyage upon life's sea, to yourself be true, and, whatever your lot may be, paddle your own canoe SARAH T. BOLTON Watery wordsearch Can you find ten watery words hidden in the word search below? The sunken words are: anchor, mermaid, ocean, pirate, ref, seawed, shark, starfish, whale, wreck. And remember, words may run upside- down and back- to- front! ( ANSWERS BELOW) N P S G S T D A N H T M I H N E L N A S J U A R E P F C E I T R H W A E S H C F K V A A E T V O O R O E K R K L E R Q A S E J F J Z A J E T M E R M A I D H Y S Z F H W B C Q X W O K C E R W R U Y F S N P S G S T D A N H T M I H N E L N A S J U A R E P F C E I T R H W A E S H C F K V A A E T V O O R O E K R K L E R Q A S E J F J Z A J E T M E R M A I D H Y S Z F H W B C Q X W O K C E R W R U Y F S

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