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TOPIC | [Closed] Beastclan Studies (Trivia!)
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636.png "O-oh, hello. Some of you are, uh... quite large. Please, come in and settle down. Fae and Spirals at the front, please!

My dragon companion, Strengite, was meant to lead this course, but he has been called away. Something about hatchlings getting into the clan hoard... So, as you can see, I have been asked to take over.

What? 'Who better to discuss the Beastclans than a Dunhoof?' Why, I quite agree. Shall we get started? This course includes four major topics. Be sure to take notes!"
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G L I T T E R D U S T E D
FR time +0 | Insomniac
Hatchlings | Lvl25s
[center][img]http://i.imgur.com/trFLzU4.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/8uNM5V9.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/Z8WZFky.png[/img][/center] [columns][color=transparent]xxx[/color][img]http://i.imgur.com/VUaT2YJ.png[/img][color=transparent]xxx[/color][nextcol] [font=Georgia][size=4][color=3a422d] 1. Do not discuss answers to the questions on this thread![nextcol][color=transparent]xxx[/color][/columns] [columns][color=transparent]xxx[/color][img]http://i.imgur.com/VUaT2YJ.png[/img][color=transparent]xxx[/color][nextcol] [font=Georgia][size=4][color=3a422d] 2. Do not look up the answers! If you don't know an answer, feel free to make a guess![nextcol][color=transparent]xxx[/color][/columns] [columns][color=transparent]xxx[/color][img]http://i.imgur.com/VUaT2YJ.png[/img][color=transparent]xxx[/color][nextcol] [font=Georgia][size=4][color=3a422d] 3. Earn raffle tickets by answering questions correctly. One ticket for every correct answer will be entered into that day's drawing. You may enter once for every set of questions. There is a separate form to complete for each topic, which will be posted every other day from Sunday to Saturday.[nextcol][color=transparent]xxx[/color][/columns] [columns][color=transparent]xxx[/color][img]http://i.imgur.com/VUaT2YJ.png[/img][color=transparent]xxx[/color][nextcol] [font=Georgia][size=4][color=3a422d] 4. Winners will be tallied by Monday, June 5, 24:00 FR time. Winners will be pinged with instructions on how to select and receive their packs.[nextcol][color=transparent]xxx[/color][/columns] [columns][color=transparent]xxx[/color][img]http://i.imgur.com/VUaT2YJ.png[/img][color=transparent]xxx[/color][nextcol] [font=Georgia][size=4][color=3a422d] 5. You do not have to submit your answers on the day the questions are released! Take your time, and submit your entry forms by Sunday, June 4, 24:00 FR time. Any answers submitted after this time will not be counted.[nextcol][color=transparent]xxx[/color][/columns] [columns][color=transparent]xxx[/color][img]http://i.imgur.com/VUaT2YJ.png[/img][color=transparent]xxx[/color][nextcol] [font=Georgia][size=4][color=3a422d] 6. This event is open to all flights, including Nature![nextcol][color=transparent]xxx[/color][/columns] [center][img]http://i.imgur.com/EHjU0bB.png[/img][/center] [columns][color=transparent]xxx[/color][nextcol] [font=Georgia][size=5][color=3a422d] To earn a free ticket for the day of your choice, bump this thread by posting and pinging @glitterdusted on the day you want an entry for. Each person may do this once. [nextcol] [color=transparent]xxx[/color][/columns] [center][img]http://i.imgur.com/EHjU0bB.png[/img][/center]
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xxxVUaT2YJ.pngxxx 1. Do not discuss answers to the questions on this thread! xxx

xxxVUaT2YJ.pngxxx 2. Do not look up the answers! If you don't know an answer, feel free to make a guess! xxx

xxxVUaT2YJ.pngxxx 3. Earn raffle tickets by answering questions correctly. One ticket for every correct answer will be entered into that day's drawing. You may enter once for every set of questions. There is a separate form to complete for each topic, which will be posted every other day from Sunday to Saturday. xxx

xxxVUaT2YJ.pngxxx 4. Winners will be tallied by Monday, June 5, 24:00 FR time. Winners will be pinged with instructions on how to select and receive their packs. xxx

xxxVUaT2YJ.pngxxx 5. You do not have to submit your answers on the day the questions are released! Take your time, and submit your entry forms by Sunday, June 4, 24:00 FR time. Any answers submitted after this time will not be counted. xxx

xxxVUaT2YJ.pngxxx 6. This event is open to all flights, including Nature! xxx

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To earn a free ticket for the day of your choice, bump this thread by posting and pinging @glitterdusted on the day you want an entry for. Each person may do this once.
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G L I T T E R D U S T E D
FR time +0 | Insomniac
Hatchlings | Lvl25s
[center][img]http://i.imgur.com/trFLzU4.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/QCIZzHr.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/Z8WZFky.png[/img][/center] [center] [font=Georgia][size=4][color=3a422d] Prizes will be awarded in a raffle system: each correct answer equals one ticket in that day's drawing. First drawn gets first pick, second drawn gets one of two choices, third drawn gets one of three, and so on until the last winner, who will receive the final prize. [img]http://i.imgur.com/sDUAgc5.png[/img] [font=Georgia][color=3a422d][size=6] Day One: Clans of Land (Conservation)[/size] [quote=Aerial Hunters] [item=Greybeak Reaper][item=Tengu Caller][item=Raptorik Warrior] [item=Tengu][item=Wandering Surgepriest][item=Crow]x75 [/quote] [quote=Land Before Time] [item=longneck medium][item=longneck scholar][item=longneck hunter][item=longneck wanderer] [item=dandelion seeds]x99 [item=Longneck Winter Rations]x30 [item=berry and nut trail bar]x30 [/quote] [quote=Faency Feast] [item=primrose mith][item=golden coa moth]x99[item=twilight jewel moth]x99 [item=petalwing matriarch]x99[item=vibrant flutterer]x99[item=spotted grasshopper]x30[item=grasshopper]x30 [/quote] [quote=Tread Lightly] [item=serthis potionmaster][item=serthis alchemist][item=venomblade assassin] [item=carmine serthis][item=Opheodrys Serthis][item=writhing treesnake]x99 [/quote] [quote=Lavan' It] [item=flamescale lancer][item=firemane manticore][item=smolderpetal]x99 [item=fire flower]x99[item=cindershroom]x99 [/quote] [quote=This Joke Ages Me] [item=Melprin][item=Mycena mushroom]x198[item=glow mushroom]x99 [item=diseased fungus]x198[item=blue entoloma]x99 [/quote] [img]http://i.imgur.com/sDUAgc5.png[/img] [font=Georgia][color=3a422d][size=6] Day Two: Clans of Water (Conservation)[/size] [quote=School Time] [item=Mirage Puffer][item=Bluebell Clownfish]x99[item=clownfish]x99 [item=Butterflyfish]x99[item=Almandine Goby]x99 [/quote] [quote=See Horses] [item=Swamphaunt Kelpie][item=Kelpie][item=clown hippocampus][item=hippocampus] [item=Sea Fae]x99 [/quote] [quote=Mermaids!] [item=Maren Spearmaiden][item=Maren Defender][item=Maren Wavesinger][item=Maren Scout][item=coral dweller]x15 [/quote] [quote=Mermen!] [item=Waveswell Sorcerer][item=Oceansurf Magus][item=Maren Warlock][item=Maren Warrior][item=Coral Dweller]x15 [/quote] [quote=Kelp Forest] [item=Kelp Tender][item=Giant Kelp]x99[item=Striped Seal]x99[item=Chameleon Seal]x99 [item=Pastel Scallop]x99[Item=Seashore Digger]x99 [/quote] [Quote=Inkursion] [item=spotted seabeak]x99[item=ragesquid]x99[item=chewy tentacle]x99 [item=brilliant bobtail squid]x30[item=stubby squid]x30 [item=Vista: Tentacles] [/quote] [img]http://i.imgur.com/sDUAgc5.png[/img] [font=Georgia][color=3a422d][size=6] Day Three: Beastclan Battles (Invasive Species)[/size] [quote=Coliseum Cache] [item=Irradiated Scratch]x3[item=Ambush]x6[item=Berserker]x9[item=Sap]x3 [/quote] [quote=HEALLIIIING] [item=Empathetic Regeneration]x3[item=Prismatic Meditate]x3[item=Aid]x3 [item=Minor Health Potion]x99[item=health potion]x33 [/quote] [quote=Snakes in a Flame] [item=Flamescale Illusionist][item=flamescale venomcaster][item=flamescale spearman] [item=Inferno Possum]x99[item=cinder creeper]x99[/quote] [quote=Death From Above] [item=Veiled Vision][item=Mesacliff Harpy][item=Windcarve Harpy][item=Masked Harpy][item=Stonewatch Prince][/quote] [quote=Hoof It] [item=swiftfoot slayer][item=centaur berserker][item=painted centaur] [item=ebon-edged spear]x99[item=expertly-crafted spear]x99[item=leather centaur quiver]x50[item=decorative centaur quiver]x50 [/quote] [quote=Axes to Axes] [item=Crooked Hatchet][item=Axe Mimic] [item=rusty pickaxe]x30[item=pickaxe]x30[item=hatchetfish]x20 [/quote] [img]http://i.imgur.com/sDUAgc5.png[/img] [font=Georgia][color=3a422d][size=6] Day Four: Harry Potter Day![/size] [quote=Are You Sirius?] [skin=11118][item=Black Wolf Cape][item=Black Wolf] [/quote] [quote=Can We Panic Now?] [item=Firebelly Weaver][item=Brown River Recluse]x99[item=Grey River Jumper]x99 [item=Singed Webbing]x50[item=sticky webbing]x50 [/quote] [quote=I Am The Chosen One, Alright?] [item=Darksteel Glasses][item=Lightning Tome][item=Red and Gold Flair Scarf] [/quote] [quote=IS THAT A STUDENT??!] [item=Silver Ferret][item=Green and White Flair Scarf][item=Googly Confusion][item=blue and brown flair scarf] [/quote] [quote=Potions Class] [item=Golden Glow Alchemist Tools][item=Mage's Ivory Hat][item=White and Gold Flair Scarf] [img]http://i.imgur.com/PcJIYU4.gif[/img] Lvl 12 Brew Time (16 hr +2 Overnight Brews) [/quote] [quote=Taking Umbridge] [item=Irregular Nekomata][item=Anomalous Nekomata][item=Mage's Peony Hat][item=Mage's Peony Overcoat][Item=Mage's Peony Bag] [/quote] [quote=Why Don't You Just Nip Them Back Into Their Cages] [item=Pixie Procession] [/quote] [img]http://i.imgur.com/Z8WZFky.png[/img] [/center]
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Prizes will be awarded in a raffle system: each correct answer equals one ticket in that day's drawing. First drawn gets first pick, second drawn gets one of two choices, third drawn gets one of three, and so on until the last winner, who will receive the final prize.


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Day One: Clans of Land (Conservation)
Aerial Hunters wrote:

x75
Land Before Time wrote:

x99 x30 x30
Faency Feast wrote:
x99 x99
x99 x99 x30 x30
Tread Lightly wrote:

x99
Lavan' It wrote:
x99
x99 x99
This Joke Ages Me wrote:
x198 x99
x198 x99

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Day Two: Clans of Water (Conservation)
School Time wrote:
x99 x99
x99 x99
See Horses wrote:

x99
Mermaids! wrote:
x15
Mermen! wrote:
x15
Kelp Forest wrote:
x99 x99 x99
x99 x99
Inkursion wrote:
x99 x99 x99
x30 x30

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Day Three: Beastclan Battles (Invasive Species)
Coliseum Cache wrote:
x3 x6 x9 x3
HEALLIIIING wrote:
x3 x3 x3
x99 x33
Snakes in a Flame wrote:

x99 x99
Death From Above wrote:
Hoof It wrote:

x99 x99 x50 x50
Axes to Axes wrote:

x30 x30 x20

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Day Four: Harry Potter Day!
Are You Sirius? wrote:
Can We Panic Now? wrote:
x99 x99
x50 x50
I Am The Chosen One, Alright? wrote:
IS THAT A STUDENT??! wrote:
Potions Class wrote:

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Taking Umbridge wrote:
Why Don't You Just Nip Them Back Into Their Cages wrote:

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G L I T T E R D U S T E D
FR time +0 | Insomniac
Hatchlings | Lvl25s
[center][img]http://i.imgur.com/trFLzU4.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/vS672UN.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/Z8WZFky.png[/img][/center] [left][font=Georgia][size=4][color=#3a422d][b]Many thanks to the donors who made these prize packs possible![/b] [indent]Asherah Chrisondra harrower hawchoo idlewildly IndecisiveOCD Karrikut KitschBird PostVerbal The Raffle Bank <3 rondine RainbowRay Sirena Sinapex SleepyDrago snafflewyrm turboetana wingworm Wintercreek[/indent] [font=Georgia][size=4][color=#3a422d][b]I also want to thank our badge artist:[/b] Sylvandr
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Many thanks to the donors who made these prize packs possible!

Asherah
Chrisondra
harrower
hawchoo
idlewildly
IndecisiveOCD
Karrikut
KitschBird
PostVerbal
The Raffle Bank <3
rondine
RainbowRay
Sirena
Sinapex
SleepyDrago
snafflewyrm
turboetana
wingworm
Wintercreek

I also want to thank our badge artist:
Sylvandr
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G L I T T E R D U S T E D
FR time +0 | Insomniac
Hatchlings | Lvl25s
[center][img]http://i.imgur.com/trFLzU4.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/sDpYoKp.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/Z8WZFky.png[/img][/center] [left][font=Georgia][size=4][color=#3a422d] Want to be pinged when a new question list goes live? Let me know! Also let me know if you want to be pinged when the winners are selected. (Winners will be notified either way; this is just for the curious!) [b]New Questions Pinglist[/b] Syceris hawchoo Ellapinky Mirna Watercolour FloatingInSpace DragonWarrior333 phosphenes Naga Nightshire XxRQYTxX Deladria birdfairy sgkat oldjammerj heartcrusher1 Krycelli Saraceaser Bluecupcake52 arashiyama Hawkfeather KraalofBhaga Jetfeather Leopardmask Violetah 80MinToMidnight deztora Rosie1450 bellzan Quinineer sinstarinablak SkyyeofEmber Lenox IronPen LucarioLand M00nKnight Sidegrinder iconotecno IgnisFlamel LadyKnightKatsa Siennia Tyta seapoem Silentstep Shepnerd acheronta unicornssparkle DrakeFrost Sellefane chezameed Lasreaine SunstonePhoenix HuskyLove ryttu3k Kuikka Wookiara felistopaz Tues Ragnarok42 sockmonkeygerald Nikamba Hkomygf Hydria Gwendolyn RemanLT Canisa alliegator FlyingSquirrely BrokenGems TwilightDreams anika Joydom KuraiKarasu aphreal Rulanir VioletWhirlwind WolfprintsSC Rookery dorklord Jeydis ThisOneIsBlue Scatterspark clarax Knickknacks sacredpools Wintercreek [b]Winner Announcement Pinglist[/b] Ellapinky heartcrusher1 Krycelli Saraceaser Bluecupcake52 arashiyama Hawkfeather KraalofBhaga Jetfeather Leopardmask Violetah 80MinToMidnight Lenox IronPen M00nKnight iconotecno IgnisFlamel LadyKnightKatsa Tyta seapoem dorklord Shepnerd Lasreaine SunstonePhoenix ryttu3k felistopaz Nikamba Hkomygf Hydria Gwendolyn alliegator Wintercreek
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Want to be pinged when a new question list goes live? Let me know! Also let me know if you want to be pinged when the winners are selected. (Winners will be notified either way; this is just for the curious!)


New Questions Pinglist
Syceris hawchoo Ellapinky Mirna Watercolour FloatingInSpace DragonWarrior333 phosphenes Naga Nightshire XxRQYTxX Deladria birdfairy sgkat oldjammerj heartcrusher1 Krycelli Saraceaser Bluecupcake52 arashiyama Hawkfeather KraalofBhaga Jetfeather Leopardmask Violetah 80MinToMidnight deztora Rosie1450 bellzan Quinineer sinstarinablak SkyyeofEmber Lenox IronPen LucarioLand M00nKnight Sidegrinder iconotecno IgnisFlamel LadyKnightKatsa Siennia Tyta seapoem Silentstep Shepnerd acheronta unicornssparkle DrakeFrost Sellefane chezameed Lasreaine SunstonePhoenix HuskyLove ryttu3k Kuikka Wookiara felistopaz Tues Ragnarok42 sockmonkeygerald Nikamba Hkomygf Hydria Gwendolyn RemanLT Canisa alliegator FlyingSquirrely BrokenGems TwilightDreams anika Joydom KuraiKarasu aphreal Rulanir VioletWhirlwind WolfprintsSC Rookery dorklord Jeydis ThisOneIsBlue Scatterspark clarax Knickknacks sacredpools Wintercreek

Winner Announcement Pinglist
Ellapinky heartcrusher1 Krycelli Saraceaser Bluecupcake52 arashiyama Hawkfeather KraalofBhaga Jetfeather Leopardmask Violetah 80MinToMidnight Lenox IronPen M00nKnight iconotecno IgnisFlamel LadyKnightKatsa Tyta seapoem dorklord Shepnerd Lasreaine SunstonePhoenix ryttu3k felistopaz Nikamba Hkomygf Hydria Gwendolyn alliegator Wintercreek
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G L I T T E R D U S T E D
FR time +0 | Insomniac
Hatchlings | Lvl25s
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G L I T T E R D U S T E D
FR time +0 | Insomniac
Hatchlings | Lvl25s
[center][img]http://i.imgur.com/trFLzU4.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/yAGe8lP.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/Z8WZFky.png[/img][/center] [left][font=Georgia][size=4][color=#3a422d] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/636.png[/img][nextcol][font=Georgia][size=4][color=#3a422d]"In preparation for this week's lecture on Beastclans of land, I am passing out a short quiz. This is just to see where everyone is on their base knowledge so I can tailor our class appropriately! To make this a fun little challenge, I've put together six prizes. This means that six of you who answer the most questions correctly will be eligible for a prize. There are no penalties for incorrect or blank answers, by the way. [size=5][url=https://goo.gl/forms/ucCYEQOQHiAjIy9k1]Here[/url] is your quiz paper. Good luck, everyone! You have until 4 June 2017, 23:59 FR time to submit your answer. [/font][/size][/color][/columns] [center][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][/center] [quote=Answer Key] [b]What is your username and ID#? [/b] Answering this earned you a ticket for the day. Congrats! [b]A new breeding population of this species of parrot, once thought to be extinct, has been found in Western Australia.[/b] The Night Parrot! They are super cute. Read more about them [url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/25/night-parrot-population-discovered-in-queensland-national-park]here[/url]. [b]This layer of soil, rocks, and sediment found in Northern latitudes is called _____, and remains frozen even during summer.[/b] Permafrost. Unfortunately, I could not accept "tundra" as an answer, as it is a biome rather than a soil layer. For the record, permafrost all over the world is melting, with disastrous consequences for people and animals alike. For an interesting look at how this is affecting indigenous populations, [url=http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151030-ice-cellar-arctic-melting-climate-change/]click here[/url]. For a more X-Files look at how what might have been frozen will affect us once thawed, [url=https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/as-earth-warms-the-diseases-that-may-lie-within-permafrost-become-a-bigger-worry/]click here[/url]. [b] There are _____ species of rhinoceros in Africa and Asia combined. Their name means "nose horn," and each species is large enough to easily top 1000 kg/2200 lb. Sadly, three rhino species are currently listed as critically endangered.[/b] 5, with some subspecies recently going extinct within those five. Here are a couple of links to read up on these and their subspecies: [url=https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/species_of_rhino]Save the Rhino[/url] [url=https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/rhino]World Wildlife[/url] [b]A species of ___ is currently being used by a nonprofit organization to safely detect mines in former war zones. They can perform this work much faster than a human, and are too light to detonate mines they find. To date, not a single one has been injured doing this work. When they retire, they live the rest of their lives with their human companions.[/b] The answer I was looking for with the clues about the nonprofit and retirement was rat, with brownie points being given for the full common name of "African Giant Pouched Rat." However, I gave tickets to the (few) people who answered "bees," because it turns out they are [i]also[/i] being trained by scientists to sniff for explosives. I did not know that about the bees, so tickets for teaching me something while I was tallying! (I also would have accepted "spinach" as an answer because yes, spinach can apparently do this too, but no one answered spinach. I refused to believe the person who told me this until he tossed an article in my face. It was a big night for learning.) [url=https://www.apopo.org/]Here's info on the ratties[/url]. [url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/bosnia/10852715/Sniffer-bees-reared-to-detect-landmines-in-Balkans.html]The bees[/url]. And the [url=http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nanobionic-spinach-plants-detect-explosives/]spinach[/url], for giggles. [b]This region of North America is home to the largest temperate rain forest in the world.[/b] The "Pacific Northwest" is the answer I was looking for initially, but I also accepted British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, West/Pacific Coast, Alaska, etc., because all of those contain the forest in question and I don't expect everyone to know the exact name of a region in North America. For those who have never been, these forests get massive amounts of rain and as a result are SO GREEN. Mosses are everywhere, and ferns the size of people grow between the trees. The Pacific Northwest isn't as ecologically diverse as tropical rainforests, but it is still worth visiting--and protecting. [b]These butterflies migrate 1200-1800 miles every year, making a complete round trip every few generations.[/b] You guys knocked this question out and looted it. The answer is the Monarch Butterfly, and the way they do it is pretty awesome. They have a [url=http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140624-monarch-butterfly-migration-magnetic-compass-insect-science/]magnetic compass[/url]! [b]The freshwater swamps between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Middle East are so rich in biodiversity that the area is called the _____ _____.[/b] [url=http://www.ancient.eu/Fertile_Crescent/]Fertile Crescent[/url], which the majority of you answered. Cradle of Civilization is another acceptable answer here, as that is another name for the region. I also accepted the two who answered Garden of Eden, because some scholars believe this area may be the historical and geographical location of the Garden. To read about how damming has affected the fertile crescent, click the link in the first sentence and scroll down to the header "Fertile Crescent Today." [b]To be considered a desert, an area must receive fewer than _____ inches of rain per year.[/b] ~10inches, or 25cm. I apologize for not specifying both measurements in this question. It's pretty clear a few of you had to convert, and I'm sorry for making you do that. D: [b]Up until the 1970s, it was accepted practice in the United States to drain swamps in order to "reclaim the land". Roughly how much (%) of US swampland was lost in this manner?[/b] I was looking for ~50% as an answer. (This was a hardmode question) [url=https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/swamp/]Here is my source[/url]. It has photos and a lovely breakdown of the different kinds of swamps, as well as the factoid I used for the question. [b]What percentage of the planet's deserts are sandy?[/b] Only ten percent! Deserts can also be cold, or mountainous. Some interesting bits [url=http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/deserts/]at this link[/url] about the effect of global climate change on deserts and desertification (the process of becoming a desert). [b]This species of bear does not hibernate, and is currently listed as vulnerable (species declining) due to global climate change.[/b] Oh man, you guys handed it to me on this one! The answer I was looking for was the Polar Bear, which is a key species in the discussion of global climate change and the melting of the ice caps. HOWEVER: Sloth Bears, Panda Bears, and Sun Bears are also listed as vulnerable and do not hibernate, and are [i]also[/i] threatened due to habitat loss. These answers weren't wrong either, so I counted them. Kudos to the person who pointed out that bears also technically don't hibernate: they go into 'torpor.' [b]This bird is the fastest-flying in the world and is found on every continent except Antarctica. They adapt readily to living in cities.[/b] Peregrine falcon is the answer here, though they technically aren't the fastest bird under their own power (by beating wings), they are capable of reaching the fastest speeds overall. If you want to look at some super nitpicky charts comparing bird speeds, [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_by_flight_speed]I can hook you up[/url]. [b]This species of frog has green blood and turquoise bones and was discovered in Cambodia in 2007. Its odd coloration is caused by biliverdin, which is usually processed by the liver.[/b] Thank you to the user who messaged me and told me this question was initially worded wrong. Because of my mistake, everyone got a ticket for this question. The frog in question, by the way, is the [url=http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2008/12/18/frog_with_green_blood/]Samkos Bush Frog[/url]. [b]Some species of millipede have evolved to produce lethal levels of this poison to protect themselves from predators. As a result, they smell of almonds.[/b] Cyanide is the answer here. A few of you stated you'd be avoiding millipedes from here on out, and that's fair. [url=http://www.livescience.com/16221-glowing-millipedes-toxic-warning.html]Here's an article[/url] about one that produces cyanide AND glows, because why stop at ONE ridiculous adaptation? [b]This species of large cat has evolved an extra-long tail that it protects its nose with during snowstorms.[/b] Snow Leopard. If you want to die of cute, stare at some photos of them just [url=http://www.boredpanda.com/snow-leopards-biting-tail-funny-cats/]casually biting their own tails[/url]. [/quote]
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Here is your quiz paper. Good luck, everyone! You have until 4 June 2017, 23:59 FR time to submit your answer.

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Answer Key wrote:
What is your username and ID#?
Answering this earned you a ticket for the day. Congrats!

A new breeding population of this species of parrot, once thought to be extinct, has been found in Western Australia.
The Night Parrot! They are super cute. Read more about them here.

This layer of soil, rocks, and sediment found in Northern latitudes is called _____, and remains frozen even during summer.
Permafrost. Unfortunately, I could not accept "tundra" as an answer, as it is a biome rather than a soil layer. For the record, permafrost all over the world is melting, with disastrous consequences for people and animals alike.
For an interesting look at how this is affecting indigenous populations, click here.
For a more X-Files look at how what might have been frozen will affect us once thawed, click here.

There are _____ species of rhinoceros in Africa and Asia combined. Their name means "nose horn," and each species is large enough to easily top 1000 kg/2200 lb. Sadly, three rhino species are currently listed as critically endangered.

5, with some subspecies recently going extinct within those five. Here are a couple of links to read up on these and their subspecies:
Save the Rhino
World Wildlife

A species of ___ is currently being used by a nonprofit organization to safely detect mines in former war zones. They can perform this work much faster than a human, and are too light to detonate mines they find. To date, not a single one has been injured doing this work. When they retire, they live the rest of their lives with their human companions.
The answer I was looking for with the clues about the nonprofit and retirement was rat, with brownie points being given for the full common name of "African Giant Pouched Rat." However, I gave tickets to the (few) people who answered "bees," because it turns out they are also being trained by scientists to sniff for explosives. I did not know that about the bees, so tickets for teaching me something while I was tallying! (I also would have accepted "spinach" as an answer because yes, spinach can apparently do this too, but no one answered spinach. I refused to believe the person who told me this until he tossed an article in my face. It was a big night for learning.)
Here's info on the ratties.
The bees.
And the spinach, for giggles.

This region of North America is home to the largest temperate rain forest in the world.
The "Pacific Northwest" is the answer I was looking for initially, but I also accepted British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, West/Pacific Coast, Alaska, etc., because all of those contain the forest in question and I don't expect everyone to know the exact name of a region in North America.
For those who have never been, these forests get massive amounts of rain and as a result are SO GREEN. Mosses are everywhere, and ferns the size of people grow between the trees. The Pacific Northwest isn't as ecologically diverse as tropical rainforests, but it is still worth visiting--and protecting.

These butterflies migrate 1200-1800 miles every year, making a complete round trip every few generations.
You guys knocked this question out and looted it. The answer is the Monarch Butterfly, and the way they do it is pretty awesome. They have a magnetic compass!

The freshwater swamps between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Middle East are so rich in biodiversity that the area is called the _____ _____.
Fertile Crescent, which the majority of you answered. Cradle of Civilization is another acceptable answer here, as that is another name for the region. I also accepted the two who answered Garden of Eden, because some scholars believe this area may be the historical and geographical location of the Garden.
To read about how damming has affected the fertile crescent, click the link in the first sentence and scroll down to the header "Fertile Crescent Today."

To be considered a desert, an area must receive fewer than _____ inches of rain per year.
~10inches, or 25cm. I apologize for not specifying both measurements in this question. It's pretty clear a few of you had to convert, and I'm sorry for making you do that. D:

Up until the 1970s, it was accepted practice in the United States to drain swamps in order to "reclaim the land". Roughly how much (%) of US swampland was lost in this manner?
I was looking for ~50% as an answer. (This was a hardmode question)
Here is my source. It has photos and a lovely breakdown of the different kinds of swamps, as well as the factoid I used for the question.

What percentage of the planet's deserts are sandy?
Only ten percent! Deserts can also be cold, or mountainous.
Some interesting bits at this link about the effect of global climate change on deserts and desertification (the process of becoming a desert).

This species of bear does not hibernate, and is currently listed as vulnerable (species declining) due to global climate change.
Oh man, you guys handed it to me on this one! The answer I was looking for was the Polar Bear, which is a key species in the discussion of global climate change and the melting of the ice caps. HOWEVER: Sloth Bears, Panda Bears, and Sun Bears are also listed as vulnerable and do not hibernate, and are also threatened due to habitat loss. These answers weren't wrong either, so I counted them. Kudos to the person who pointed out that bears also technically don't hibernate: they go into 'torpor.'

This bird is the fastest-flying in the world and is found on every continent except Antarctica. They adapt readily to living in cities.
Peregrine falcon is the answer here, though they technically aren't the fastest bird under their own power (by beating wings), they are capable of reaching the fastest speeds overall.
If you want to look at some super nitpicky charts comparing bird speeds, I can hook you up.

This species of frog has green blood and turquoise bones and was discovered in Cambodia in 2007. Its odd coloration is caused by biliverdin, which is usually processed by the liver.

Thank you to the user who messaged me and told me this question was initially worded wrong. Because of my mistake, everyone got a ticket for this question.
The frog in question, by the way, is the Samkos Bush Frog.

Some species of millipede have evolved to produce lethal levels of this poison to protect themselves from predators. As a result, they smell of almonds.
Cyanide is the answer here. A few of you stated you'd be avoiding millipedes from here on out, and that's fair.
Here's an article about one that produces cyanide AND glows, because why stop at ONE ridiculous adaptation?

This species of large cat has evolved an extra-long tail that it protects its nose with during snowstorms.
Snow Leopard. If you want to die of cute, stare at some photos of them just casually biting their own tails.
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[/font][/size][/color][/columns] [center][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][/center] [quote=Answer Key] [b]What is your username and ID#?[/b] If you answered, you get a point. :D [b]This shapeless deep-sea fish has an unfortunate, if accurate, common name.[/b] The Blob Fish! PBS has an adorable web series I'll be linking a bit in this key. Their episode on the Blob Fish [url=https://youtu.be/WmyUm7n1U7k]can be found here[/url]. [b]Approximately what percentage of the Great Barrier Reef suffered from bleaching due to abnormally high water temperatures in 2016?[/b] 93% is the [i]exact[/i] answer, but I accepted anything between 90 and 93. [url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38127320]This article on the BBC[/url] contains video and is an excellent jumping=off point for those wanting to learn more. [b]These underwater forests provide habitat for a variety of invertebrates, fish, marine mammals, and birds, and are primarily made up of an algae commonly known as _____.[/b] Kelp! Kelp is an algae. Seaweeds are algae! For a nice rundown on kelp forests from some conservationists, [url=http://oceana.org/marine-life/marine-science-and-ecosystems/kelp-forest]click here[/url]. [b]These cephalopods have only been documented officially in larval and juvenile stages, but recent videos of what may be adult specimens have surfaced online, and they are honestly 26 feet of elbowed-tentacle nightmare fuel.[/b] Those of you who knew the answer had plenty to say about these guys! Longarm Squid, Bigfin Squid, and Magnapinna squid were all acceptable answers. For a pleasant and educated short video on them, [url=https://youtu.be/VvEPSYRnmRM]click here[/url]. To see the raw footage that I was first exposed to them by, thus deciding they were nightmare fuel, [url=https://youtu.be/GSXqqi3ShOs]click here[/url]. Note that though they are large, they are smaller than Giant Squid! Also note that second video comes from a Shell Oil drilling site. Scientists team up with some oil companies to gain access to their deep sea cameras for research purposes. In cases like this, it certainly pays off. [b]This crustacean is capable of shattering aquarium glass using only its claws.[/b] Mantis shrimp! Those who answered Peacock Mantis Shrimp got brownie points. [url=http://aqua.org/explore/animals/mantis-shrimp]This link[/url] has a rundown of their smashing capabilities and amazing eyes. [b]Members of this cephalopod order have been recorded unscrewing jar lids from the inside and unlocking tanks to make their escape.[/b] Thank you to those of you who racked your brain remembering "Octopodes" as the order name (I am truly impressed), but I also accepted any variation of Octopus, since I was asking for a member of the order. Two things to read up on here: first, [url=https://youtu.be/SQvNFt2cHys]a video[/url] of one of them doing their thing. Second, if you're interested in octopuses in general, I highly recommend tracking down [url=http://symontgomery.com/soul-of-an-octopus/]The Soul of an Octopus[/url], by Sy Montgomery. [b]This coastal habitat provides a home for hardy organisms such as starfish, mussels and clams. Inhabitants must be able to deal with fluctuations in water temperature, salinity, and oxygen content. Hazards include waves, strong currents, exposure to midday sun and predators.[/b] Tide pools, tidal flats, intertidal zones, all of these answers were acceptable. Basically, the area that is underwater at high tide and exposed during low. Some of the exposed creatures can be dangerous to us, as those who live with blue ring octopuses made a point to mention. [b]These apex predator mammals can get up to six feet long and live in and along the rivers of the Amazon Rainforest in small family groups. They have been witnessed attacking jaguar and caiman.[/b] GIANT RIVER OTTER. I got to see them with my own two eyes when I visited Ecuador. They're just huge, but they still squeak like any other otter. [url=https://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/specialfeatures/animals/mammals/giant-otter.xml]Here is a page[/url] of information on the species and its conservation. [b] "Blackwater rivers" have acidic waters that are dark in color due to the leaching of _____ from nearby vegetation. This compound is also responsible for the color of coffee and tea.[/b] Tannins! Also, I learned that a LOT of you like coffee. I don't usually cite Wikipedia when showing sources, but they have nicely summarized a lot of information on blackwater rivers all over the globe on [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater_river]this page.[/url] [b]These geological features make it possible for life to exist in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean.[/b] I was looking for hydrothermal vent, but I also accepted geothermal vents, black smoker, sulfur vent, and underwater volcano, because all of those answers are correct. [b]In 2014, the record for the longest time an animal has held its breath underwater was broken. That year, the Cuvier Beaked Whale beat out the Elephant Seal's record with a dive more than _____ hour(s) long. [/b] My apologies for the typo in the whale name. I have corrected it here. The dive lasted for more than two hours, and was also record-breaking for its depth. [url=http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140326-cuvier-beaked-whale-record-dive-depth-ocean-animal-science/]Read more here[/url]. [b] How many million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year?[/b] Numbers vary between 8-10 million tons per year (as a low end of the scale), so I accepted any number within that range. [url=https://www.plasticoceans.org/the-facts/]Here are some more facts[/url] about ocean plastic pollution. [b]The "Hot Tub of Despair" is an unusual underwater feature found 3,300 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. It contains water so salty and so full of methane that most creatures entering it quickly die. What is it?[/b] It's an underwater lake, also known as a brine lake or a brine pool. Those of you who likened it to a gate to the underworld aren't far off. [url=http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-jacuzzi-death-brine-20161102-story.html]Here's an article[/url] about the deadly hot tub (with video!). [b]The Aswan High Dam, built across the Nile river in 1970, has caused a marked reduction in several species of _____ that were previously found in the river.[/b] "Fish" was the goal answer here. So if you entered a fish, you got the ticket! Kudos to you who pointed out that the dam has also made the land downstream from it far less fertile. [b]This species of shark can be found in both fresh and salt water.[/b] The answer according to me was "Bull Shark." The answer according to y'all was "BULL SHARK!!!" Good news is, we were both correct. :D [/quote]
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636.png "Our next topic is going to be a foray into the Beastclans of water. Or Beastclan, as it were. As we did last time, I am passing out a short pre-test to see where everyone is in their knowledge.

By the way, I will be supplying and discussing answers to the questions after their due date. I want to make sure everyone learns the material!

Here is your quiz paper. Good luck, and remember that you're not penalized for guessing or blank answers! This is due Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 23:59 FR time.

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Answer Key wrote:
What is your username and ID#?
If you answered, you get a point. :D

This shapeless deep-sea fish has an unfortunate, if accurate, common name.
The Blob Fish! PBS has an adorable web series I'll be linking a bit in this key. Their episode on the Blob Fish can be found here.

Approximately what percentage of the Great Barrier Reef suffered from bleaching due to abnormally high water temperatures in 2016?
93% is the exact answer, but I accepted anything between 90 and 93. This article on the BBC contains video and is an excellent jumping=off point for those wanting to learn more.

These underwater forests provide habitat for a variety of invertebrates, fish, marine mammals, and birds, and are primarily made up of an algae commonly known as _____.
Kelp! Kelp is an algae. Seaweeds are algae! For a nice rundown on kelp forests from some conservationists, click here.

These cephalopods have only been documented officially in larval and juvenile stages, but recent videos of what may be adult specimens have surfaced online, and they are honestly 26 feet of elbowed-tentacle nightmare fuel.
Those of you who knew the answer had plenty to say about these guys! Longarm Squid, Bigfin Squid, and Magnapinna squid were all acceptable answers.
For a pleasant and educated short video on them, click here.
To see the raw footage that I was first exposed to them by, thus deciding they were nightmare fuel, click here.
Note that though they are large, they are smaller than Giant Squid! Also note that second video comes from a Shell Oil drilling site. Scientists team up with some oil companies to gain access to their deep sea cameras for research purposes. In cases like this, it certainly pays off.

This crustacean is capable of shattering aquarium glass using only its claws.
Mantis shrimp! Those who answered Peacock Mantis Shrimp got brownie points. This link has a rundown of their smashing capabilities and amazing eyes.

Members of this cephalopod order have been recorded unscrewing jar lids from the inside and unlocking tanks to make their escape.
Thank you to those of you who racked your brain remembering "Octopodes" as the order name (I am truly impressed), but I also accepted any variation of Octopus, since I was asking for a member of the order.
Two things to read up on here: first, a video of one of them doing their thing.
Second, if you're interested in octopuses in general, I highly recommend tracking down The Soul of an Octopus, by Sy Montgomery.

This coastal habitat provides a home for hardy organisms such as starfish, mussels and clams. Inhabitants must be able to deal with fluctuations in water temperature, salinity, and oxygen content. Hazards include waves, strong currents, exposure to midday sun and predators.
Tide pools, tidal flats, intertidal zones, all of these answers were acceptable. Basically, the area that is underwater at high tide and exposed during low. Some of the exposed creatures can be dangerous to us, as those who live with blue ring octopuses made a point to mention.

These apex predator mammals can get up to six feet long and live in and along the rivers of the Amazon Rainforest in small family groups. They have been witnessed attacking jaguar and caiman.
GIANT RIVER OTTER. I got to see them with my own two eyes when I visited Ecuador. They're just huge, but they still squeak like any other otter. Here is a page of information on the species and its conservation.

"Blackwater rivers" have acidic waters that are dark in color due to the leaching of _____ from nearby vegetation. This compound is also responsible for the color of coffee and tea.

Tannins! Also, I learned that a LOT of you like coffee. I don't usually cite Wikipedia when showing sources, but they have nicely summarized a lot of information on blackwater rivers all over the globe on this page.

These geological features make it possible for life to exist in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean.
I was looking for hydrothermal vent, but I also accepted geothermal vents, black smoker, sulfur vent, and underwater volcano, because all of those answers are correct.

In 2014, the record for the longest time an animal has held its breath underwater was broken. That year, the Cuvier Beaked Whale beat out the Elephant Seal's record with a dive more than _____ hour(s) long.
My apologies for the typo in the whale name. I have corrected it here. The dive lasted for more than two hours, and was also record-breaking for its depth. Read more here.

How many million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year?

Numbers vary between 8-10 million tons per year (as a low end of the scale), so I accepted any number within that range. Here are some more facts about ocean plastic pollution.


The "Hot Tub of Despair" is an unusual underwater feature found 3,300 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. It contains water so salty and so full of methane that most creatures entering it quickly die. What is it?
It's an underwater lake, also known as a brine lake or a brine pool. Those of you who likened it to a gate to the underworld aren't far off. Here's an article about the deadly hot tub (with video!).

The Aswan High Dam, built across the Nile river in 1970, has caused a marked reduction in several species of _____ that were previously found in the river.
"Fish" was the goal answer here. So if you entered a fish, you got the ticket! Kudos to you who pointed out that the dam has also made the land downstream from it far less fertile.

This species of shark can be found in both fresh and salt water.
The answer according to me was "Bull Shark." The answer according to y'all was "BULL SHARK!!!" Good news is, we were both correct. :D
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[/font][/size][/color][/columns] [center][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][img]http://i.imgur.com/JMtB0mi.png[/img][/center] [quote=Answer Key] [b]What is your username and ID#?[/b] And we're off with a ticket to everyone who filled this out! [b]This hybridized species of bee is notoriously defensive of its hives, and arrived in the Americas in the middle of the last century.[/b] Africanized Bee/African Killer Bee/Killer Bee are all acceptable responses here. Does anyone else remember the late 90s BEE PANIC in the Southern US? They were coming for us. They were coming for our children. They were coming for blood. And then suddenly... no more media coverage! They're still a problem in North and South America, though especially for the agricultural industry and beekeepers! Anyway, [url=https://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/buginfo/killbee.htm]here's a resource[/url] to read up on these little guys. It doesn't look fancy, but it's the Smithsonian. [b]This invasive mammal, introduced first to Jamaica before spreading to other Caribbean and Hawaiian islands, is damaging to populations of Hawksbill and Green Sea turtles. [/b] Mongoose. Mongoose are [i]everywhere[/i] in Hawaii, which is how I learned about them initially. They love to [url=https://blog.nature.org/science/2015/04/01/island-mongoose-conservation-villain-scapegoat-caribbean-hawaii-sea-turtles/]snack on sea turtle eggs.[/url] [b]This island has witnessed the devastating loss of its native bird species to the Brown Tree Snake.[/b] Guam is infamous for the effect the brown tree snake has had on its native populations. [url=http://naturewatch.org.nz/taxa/27686-Boiga-irregularis]Here's a good resource[/url] that talks about the snake's biology and discusses the effect it's had on the island. [b]Which continent was the site of the epic, month-long battle between a species of flightless bird and the military force that was deployed to fight them-- and lost?[/b] Yes, all of you incredulous answerers, this happened. And no, it wasn't against Cassowaries. It happened in Australia, and the bird that fought man and won was the Emu. [url=http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-1932-australia-declared-war-on-emus-and-lost]Atlas Obscura has a great article[/url] about this that you can send to your friends when you tell them about the Great Emu War, and they naturally don't believe you. [b]This invasive species of snail from Japan is harming native shellfish populations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.[/b] So you know how you look back on past choices and realize one was a mistake? That's how I feel about this question. The answer is Japanese Oyster Drill, and they're terrifying, honestly, but they're not up there on known invasive species. Soooo... everyone who participated in Day 3 gets a ticket for this question. [b]The Black and White Tegu, a large lizard from South America that is becoming popular in the pet trade, is decimating local animal populations in Florida because its food of choice is ____.[/b] You guys are right. These guys will eat most anything they can get ahold of. But what they like most to eat is eggs, [url=http://www.ibtimes.com/large-black-white-tegu-invades-florida-county-eats-everything-where-did-invasive-lizard-come-1558101]which is why you use eggs to trap them[/url]. (If you answered cat, I counted that, because yep, that happens. "Everything" was also an acceptable answer, especially from the frustrated Floridians among us.) A side note here: Tegus are becoming really popular pets, but they are not easy to care for, which is how these guys got out into Florida. Their owners set them loose when they got big and unruly. I love tegus; I own one, but she is not easy. She takes up a lot of space and requires a lot of training so that when she's big, no one will get hurt. [center][img]http://i.imgur.com/bctBymY.gif[/img][/center] ^That's my precious baby being fascinated by her first encounter with something soft. See those claws? She's still got two feet of growing to do, and they're already massive. The short version of Florida and Black and White Tegus is this: [i]don't release your pets into the wild.[/i] [b]This gentle species of crested, tree-dwelling lizard is invasive to Hawaii and is responsible for a surprising amount of ecological damage.[/b] Veiled chameleon specifically, though chameleon was also acceptable, and as Jackson's chameleons are also invasive to the area, I took that answer as well. It's amazing [url=http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc/info/invasive-species-profiles/veiled-chameleon/]what damage these little guys are doing[/url]! (The short version of chameleons in Hawaii? If the pet is illegal in your area, [i]don't own it[/i].) [b]Australia made use of this invasive toad species by turning its members into a fertilizer... that had the unfortunate tendency to explode.[/b] It was a good idea, anyway. Cane Toads are everywhere. Let's turn them into a resource we can use! Thus was born [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/21/exploding_fertiliser/]ToadJus[/url]. Seriously though, to learn about Cane Toads in Australia, [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Toads:_An_Unnatural_History]track down this documentary[/url]. [b]The mangut, a relative of the fox that is considered invasive in Europe, is more commonly known by this Japanese name.[/b] Tanuki, or Raccoon Dog. (For those of you who answered in katakana, you're lucky I can still read it. :P) [b]The destruction of a breeding facility in 1992 by Hurricane Andrew is one factor in this giant snake species' release into the Florida Everglades.[/b] Burmese pythons. This is how Florida learned the hard way to work hard and fast to control the invasive Tegu populations, by the way. I wouldn't generally list two species from the exact same region, but [url=https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/howwework/stopping-a-burmese-python-invasion.xml]what's going on down there[/url] is just. So. Bad. [b]The most common type of invasive animal in Asia are _____. (Ex: birds, insects)[/b] [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_invasive_species_in_Asia]Fish[/url], which surprised me. Again, Wikipedia's power of summary leaps to the rescue. To see an overview of the impact of various invasive species in Asia, both animal and plant, [url=http://www.invasive-species.org/impacts/impacts-in-asia/]click here[/url]. [b]This squirrel has been/is considered invasive across more than four continents (Africa, Australia, Europe, North America).[/b] Eastern Grey Squirrel. These little dudes are everywhere, and are [url=http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1958657_1958656_1958395,00.html]especially problematic in Europe[/url]. [b]This large, aggressive animal is both the ancestor of many breeds of domestic livestock, and one of the most wide-spread mammals in the world.[/b] Wild boar. And for the record? They are [url=https://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=3874]huge and terrifying[/url]. In Hawaii they're hunted in an effort to control their populations. [b]This invasive species of animal is descended from a common domestic human pet and is found in every continent except Antarctica.[/b] Feral cat OR feral dog were acceptable answers here. I didn't count rat/mice/rabbit because they are not domesticated, though many of them are invasive. [b]This massive (and violent!) aquatic African herbivore is invasive to Columbia due to the release of captive specimens into the wild. [/b] A lot of you didn't want to believe it was hippos, but it's hippos. [url=http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/160510-pablo-escobar-hippos-colombia/]This is a fascinating read[/url].
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By the way, I will be supplying and discussing answers to the questions after their due date. I want to make sure everyone learns the material!

Here is your quiz paper. Good luck! This will be due Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 23:59 FR time.

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This hybridized species of bee is notoriously defensive of its hives, and arrived in the Americas in the middle of the last century.
Africanized Bee/African Killer Bee/Killer Bee are all acceptable responses here. Does anyone else remember the late 90s BEE PANIC in the Southern US? They were coming for us. They were coming for our children. They were coming for blood. And then suddenly... no more media coverage! They're still a problem in North and South America, though especially for the agricultural industry and beekeepers!
Anyway, here's a resource to read up on these little guys. It doesn't look fancy, but it's the Smithsonian.

This invasive mammal, introduced first to Jamaica before spreading to other Caribbean and Hawaiian islands, is damaging to populations of Hawksbill and Green Sea turtles.
Mongoose. Mongoose are everywhere in Hawaii, which is how I learned about them initially. They love to snack on sea turtle eggs.

This island has witnessed the devastating loss of its native bird species to the Brown Tree Snake. Guam is infamous for the effect the brown tree snake has had on its native populations. Here's a good resource that talks about the snake's biology and discusses the effect it's had on the island.

Which continent was the site of the epic, month-long battle between a species of flightless bird and the military force that was deployed to fight them-- and lost? Yes, all of you incredulous answerers, this happened. And no, it wasn't against Cassowaries. It happened in Australia, and the bird that fought man and won was the Emu. Atlas Obscura has a great article about this that you can send to your friends when you tell them about the Great Emu War, and they naturally don't believe you.

This invasive species of snail from Japan is harming native shellfish populations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
So you know how you look back on past choices and realize one was a mistake? That's how I feel about this question. The answer is Japanese Oyster Drill, and they're terrifying, honestly, but they're not up there on known invasive species. Soooo... everyone who participated in Day 3 gets a ticket for this question.

The Black and White Tegu, a large lizard from South America that is becoming popular in the pet trade, is decimating local animal populations in Florida because its food of choice is ____.
You guys are right. These guys will eat most anything they can get ahold of. But what they like most to eat is eggs, which is why you use eggs to trap them. (If you answered cat, I counted that, because yep, that happens. "Everything" was also an acceptable answer, especially from the frustrated Floridians among us.)

A side note here: Tegus are becoming really popular pets, but they are not easy to care for, which is how these guys got out into Florida. Their owners set them loose when they got big and unruly. I love tegus; I own one, but she is not easy. She takes up a lot of space and requires a lot of training so that when she's big, no one will get hurt.

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^That's my precious baby being fascinated by her first encounter with something soft. See those claws? She's still got two feet of growing to do, and they're already massive.

The short version of Florida and Black and White Tegus is this: don't release your pets into the wild.

This gentle species of crested, tree-dwelling lizard is invasive to Hawaii and is responsible for a surprising amount of ecological damage.
Veiled chameleon specifically, though chameleon was also acceptable, and as Jackson's chameleons are also invasive to the area, I took that answer as well. It's amazing what damage these little guys are doing! (The short version of chameleons in Hawaii? If the pet is illegal in your area, don't own it.)

Australia made use of this invasive toad species by turning its members into a fertilizer... that had the unfortunate tendency to explode.
It was a good idea, anyway. Cane Toads are everywhere. Let's turn them into a resource we can use! Thus was born ToadJus. Seriously though, to learn about Cane Toads in Australia, track down this documentary.

The mangut, a relative of the fox that is considered invasive in Europe, is more commonly known by this Japanese name. Tanuki, or Raccoon Dog. (For those of you who answered in katakana, you're lucky I can still read it. :P)

The destruction of a breeding facility in 1992 by Hurricane Andrew is one factor in this giant snake species' release into the Florida Everglades.
Burmese pythons. This is how Florida learned the hard way to work hard and fast to control the invasive Tegu populations, by the way. I wouldn't generally list two species from the exact same region, but what's going on down there is just. So. Bad.

The most common type of invasive animal in Asia are _____. (Ex: birds, insects)
Fish, which surprised me. Again, Wikipedia's power of summary leaps to the rescue.
To see an overview of the impact of various invasive species in Asia, both animal and plant, click here.

This squirrel has been/is considered invasive across more than four continents (Africa, Australia, Europe, North America).
Eastern Grey Squirrel. These little dudes are everywhere, and are especially problematic in Europe.

This large, aggressive animal is both the ancestor of many breeds of domestic livestock, and one of the most wide-spread mammals in the world.
Wild boar. And for the record? They are huge and terrifying. In Hawaii they're hunted in an effort to control their populations.

This invasive species of animal is descended from a common domestic human pet and is found in every continent except Antarctica.
Feral cat OR feral dog were acceptable answers here. I didn't count rat/mice/rabbit because they are not domesticated, though many of them are invasive.

This massive (and violent!) aquatic African herbivore is invasive to Columbia due to the release of captive specimens into the wild.
A lot of you didn't want to believe it was hippos, but it's hippos. This is a fascinating read.
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636.png "For our final bit of coursework, we'll be exploring what everyone has learned as members of Biomagica Academy. I know that this is a bit of a diversion from our overall topic, but I believe it is important to see how one's students are progressing overall, and not just within a single course. With that in mind, I recruited some assistance from the other professors to put together a pretest that will cover a wide range of what the Academy has to offer.

By the way, I will be supplying and discussing answers to the questions after their due date."

Here is your paper. Good luck! This will be due Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 23:59 FRT.

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hey guys did you like the way I worked the Harry Potter Day into the theme so flawlessly
answer key wrote:
What is your username and ID#?
Woo! A ticket for everyone!

This charm, invented by Gilderoy Lockhart, was intended to recapture errant pixies. Unfortunately for his students, it doesn't work.
I accepted all answers that looked similar to or the same as Peskipixie Pesternomi.

Much to everyone's chagrin, Hermione names her activist organization S.P.E.W. What does that stand for?
Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare.

Where did Voldemort hide the Lost Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw?

"Room of Requirement" and "Room of Hidden Things" were both correct.

What is the name of the portrait that guards the entrance to the Gryffindor area of Hogwarts?
The Fat Lady

This animal is reporter Rita Skeeter's animagus form.

Beetle, though I agree with those of you who added that she SHOULD have been a mosquito.

Ghostly Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington has a nickname he doesn't like at all. What is it?
Nearly Headless Nick.

Which Hogwarts professor created the test (cut from the film) completed by Hermione to get to the chamber in which the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone is hidden?
Snape. And boy, do I know y'alls opinions on Snape now. o_o

Which of the Unforgivable Curses is resistible by individuals of strong will?
The Imperius Curse can be resisted completely by strong will, but you can work through Cruciatus if you have strong will, so I accepted both answers.

Barty Crouch, Sr. dismisses his house elf Winky from service to his family after being caught with what item of Harry Potter's?
His wand.

Other than Dumbledore, which other character is capable of exerting authority over Peeves the Poltergeist?
The Bloody Baron.

Tonks's Patronus changes from a jack rabbit to this animal.
Wolf. :(

This was Voldemort's mother's name (first and last) before she married Tom Riddle, Sr.
I accepted everything that looked similar to Merope Gaunt.

The mediwizards at St. Mungo's tried giving Arthur Weasley stitches to heal him after he was attacked by _____.
Nagini, Voldemort's snake, a snake, a giant snake. All good answers.

What is the name of the group of students Horace Slughorn cultivates from his well-liked and famous pupils?
The Slug Club. All of you hate the Slug Club, and I agree.

Bonus: Tell me your favorite character from Harry Potter. :) (Mine's Minerva McGonagall!)
And a ticket for answering! :D
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