Research papers
2004 Alaska Ocean Sciences Bowl Research Project: Effects of contaminants upon Alaska's marine ecosystems

The following papers were submitted by high school teams participating in the 2004 Alaska regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The papers after third place are listed in alphabetical order by school.

WINNING PAPER—Davis-Ramoth Memorial School, Selawik, team "Amaguq": Effects of Open Landfills on an Arctic Community

Second place (tie): Juneau-Douglas High School, team "Midas": Tailings Disposal Options for the Kensington Mine at Berners Bay Near Juneau, Alaska

Second place (tie): seeUonline/Valley Pathways, Palmer, team "Apex Predators": Up the Creek Without a Paddle: Home Septic Systems in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Other papers

Paul T. Albert Memorial School, Tununak, team "Tununak Coasters": Rural Living and Subsistence Lifestyles and How They Impact Each Other

Bartlett High School, Anchorage, "The Amazing Shrinking Team": Ship Creek Crack Down

Bethel Alternative Boarding School, team "Sushi": Effect of Housing on Dissolved Oxygen in Bethel, Alaska Lakes

Cordova High School, team "Pirates of the Sound": Effects of Hydrocarbons on Pacific Herring in Prince William Sound

Homer High School, team "Mola Mola": Threat of European Green Crab Invasion in Kachemak Bay

Juneau-Douglas High School, team "Steller": Persistent Organic Pollutants in Alaska

Ninilchik High School, team "Coelacanth": Spruce Bark Beetles

Seward High School, Team "Big Ping": Is Sonar Killing Whales?

Seward High School, Team "Nuclear Warheads": Radioactive Leakage on Amchitka

Skyview High School, team "J'MARS": The Contamination of the Kenai Peninsula Coastal Community: The Impact of Humanity on a Clean Ecosystem

Soldotna High School, team "POPCAN": Persistent Organic Pollutants in Alaskan Consumers

Soldotna High School, team "Tributyltin": The Effects of Tributyltin on the Marine Environment

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