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Sunday Challenge #05 – The Underwater World

Team StoryWeavers|August 01, 2022, 12:16 IST| 672

It’s Sunday! That means it’s time for a new BYJU’S Sunday Challenge!

Every Sunday, we’ll give you a fresh set of questions centred around one theme. 

You can take a shot at the questions and field your guesses in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays in the comment section. 

So keep your eyes peeled and put on your thinking caps!

For the fifth edition of the BYJU’S Sunday Challenge, put on your scuba gear and dive into The Underwater World

Ready? Here are your questions! 

Question 1

This is a curious little crustacean that lives in warm, shallow waters and grows to be 6-12 inches long. What is fascinating about them is their eyes. While humans have just 3 photoreceptor cells in our eyes, this creature has 16. Scientists have discovered that this allows them to perceive polarised light, which can be a handy trick to spot otherwise invisible prey in the water. What is this colourful creature called, which also shares its name with a particularly ‘religious’ land-dwelling insect?

Question 2

Pictured below is a fascinating whale that lives in the Arctic sea. Unlike other whales, it has a long tusk protruding from its mouth. In medieval times, this tusk was often sold as the horn of a unicorn and was claimed to have magical powers. Identify this strange sea creature.

Question 3

This is a newly discovered species of fish called the Vibranium fairy wrasse. Found in secretive, isolated coral reefs off the coast of Tanzania,  its scientific name is a tribute to which mythical kingdom from the world of comic books?

Question 4

This species of octopus is found at the extreme depths of the ocean, between 1,000 – 7,000 meters deep. It gets its name because of its resemblance to a Disney cartoon that can be best described as a flying pachyderm. What is the name of this creature, about which much is still not known?

Leave your guesses in the comments section below. And remember, answers will be revealed next Sunday in the comments section too, along with a brand new edition of BYJU’S Sunday Challenge. 

To check out the answers to the previous edition of BYJU’S Sunday Challenge, click here.

About the Author

Suraj is a self-proclaimed audiophile and a jack-of-all-trades writer with a diverse set of interests. An amateur quizzer on the side, he claims that the first object he fell in love with was a book on flags at age 3. His favourite punctuation mark is the Oxford Comma, which coincidentally happens to be one of his favourite songs too!

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