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Question 1: ________ in the Barents Sea began in the 1970s.
Hydrocarbon explorationPetroleumReflection seismologyPeak oil

Question 2: The spring bloom of ________ can start quite early close to the ice edge, because the fresh water from the melting ice makes up a stable water layer on top of the sea water.
CyanobacteriaPrimary productionDiatomPhytoplankton

Question 3: Barents Sea (Norwegian: Barentshavet, Russian: Баренцево море) is a part of the ________ located north of Norway and Russia.
Atlantic OceanPacific OceanArctic OceanIndian Ocean

Question 4: Until the Winter War, ________'s territory also reached to the Barents Sea, with the harbor at Petsamo being Finland's only ice-free winter harbor.

Question 5: The capelin is a key food for top predators such as the North-East Arctic cod, harp seals, and seabirds such as ________ and Brunnich's Guillemot.
Atlantic PuffinCommon MurreThick-billed MurreGreat Auk

Question 6: Novaya Zemlya separates the ________ from the Barents Sea.
Barents SeaArctic OceanLaptev SeaKara Sea

Question 7: [6] There is a genetically distinct ________ population associated with the Barents Sea.
WalrusLionSea otterPolar bear

Question 8: The southern half of the Barents Sea, including the ports of ________ (Russia) and Vardø (Norway) remain ice-free year round due to the warm North Atlantic drift.
Saint PetersburgMurmanskMoscowVolgograd

Question 9: The largest discovery to date is the ________ in the Russian sector.
StatoilGazpromNord StreamShtokman field

Question 10: The zooplankton feeders include young cod, capelin, polar cod, ________ and Little Auk.
WhalingCetaceaWhaleKiller whale


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