Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl

Juneau-Douglas CaballersThe Caballers from Juneau-Douglas High School show off their championship banner at the 2014 Alaska Tsunami competition. Photo by Sharice Walker.

18th annual competition
February 6–8, 2015
Seward, Alaska

The Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl is a regional competition for Alaska high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans. This regional event is part of the annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The winning team of the Alaska Tsunami Bowl competes against other regional teams from all over the United States.

See links below and at left for more information on this exciting competition.


NOSB Question Writers Needed

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is seeking additional question writers for the upcoming competition season. The competition includes two rapid-fire rounds of multiple choice or short answer questions and two critical thinking team challenge questions (TCQs). Questions are drawn from the scientific and technical disciplines used in studying the oceans. Categories include: Physical Oceanography, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography, Marine Policy, Technology, and the Social Sciences. If you are interested, please contact the National Office at 202-232-3900 or See Question Writers on the NOSB site for more information.

New rules take effect for 2015

New rules [PDF; 516 KB] for the 2015 Tsunami Bowl have been developed. If you are a coach or team member, please read them carefully and also check out the summary of rule changes [PDF; 197 KB].

Juneau-Douglas takes third place in 2014 national NOSB competition

The Juneau-Douglas Caballers were one of the top contenders among the 22 high schools competing in the 17th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl held in Seattle, May 1–4, 2014.

Juneau-Douglas team "The Caballers" wins 2014 competition

Continuing the long winning streak by Juneau-Douglas High School, a team of mostly veteran competitors captured the trophy. Kodiak High School's "Elusive Jellyfish" took top honors for their research project.

Results have been posted.