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Question: Kelli Anne (Age 8) asks: How Much Salt is in the Ocean?

Answer: The ocean contains about 1.4 sextillion kilograms of seawater (the number 14 with 20 zeros after it). That’s equal to about 3.09 sextillion pounds of seawater. Therefore there’s about 50 quintillion kilograms (the number 50 with 18 zeros after it) of salt in the ocean. More ocean facts!

Question: Tyler (Age 10) asks: Do Monkeys REALLY Eat Bananas?

Quick Answer: Cavendish bananas contain too much sugar and are not found in jungle habitats. Most monkeys are omnivorous and prefer eating a range of foods. Their regular diet often includes nuts, fruits, seeds, eggs, insects, and lizards – depending on the monkey species and their habitat. Some species are frugivores, which mean they mainly eat fruit. Other species are insectivores (eat bugs) and many monkeys are herbivores, meaning they only eat plants. More banana facts.

Question: Nolan (Age 11) asks: What is the Fastest Aquatic Animal?

Answer: The Sailfish ranks #1 for fastest aquatic animal. This fish can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour! The sailfish has a huge top fin that can sometimes be higher than the fish’s entire body length. It is a carnivore (meaning it eats meat) and can reach weights between 120-220 pounds and can grow up to 11 feet long. More sailfish facts.

Question: Maddie (Age 8) asks: Which Eagle is the Most Powerful?

Answer: The Harpy Eagle is the most powerful. It measures up to 3.5 feet tall and weighs around 20 pounds. It has talons the length of a bear’s claws and it can lift prey weighing up to 15 pounds! More Harpy Eagle facts.

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Question: Aadi (Age 7) asks: What Do Ladybugs Eat?

Answer: This little red beetle only measures about 10 millimetres in length, but it has a voracious appetite. Ladybugs can live up to two years and are capable of eating around 5,000 aphids during this time. More Ladybug facts.

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