Congratulations to the winning teams from each of the regional bowls held this year! The NOSB is building our next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates, and informed community members by educating them in ocean science topics that are increasingly relevant today and into the future. In each competition, students are tested on their knowledge of ocean science disciplines through buzzer-style, multiple-choice questions and open-ended team challenge questions.

Regional bowls are taking place from the end of January to the end of March, 2024 and winners will continue to be updated here. Unfortunately, there will be no National Finals competition in 2024. The winning teams from each regional bowl will receive prizes from the National Office.

Interested in participating in your regional bowl next year? Check out the Information for Teams page. Or maybe you’d like to volunteer as a competition official? Learn more about volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer Roles page.

Bay Scallop Bowl

Midwood High School, Team A

Brooklyn, NY

Credit: People Making a Difference

Blue Crab Bowl

Broadwater Academy

Exmore, VA

Credit: Lathan Goumas, Virginia Sea Grant

Blue Heron Bowl

MERROW AQUAneers, Team A

Moorehead City and Cape Carteret, NC

Credit: MERROW Foundation

Blue Lobster Bowl

Lexington High School, Team A

Lexington, MA

Credit: People Making a Difference

Chesapeake Bay Bowl

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Team B

Alexandria, VA

Credit: Chesapeake Bay Bowl

Garibaldi Bowl

Canyon Crest Academy

San Diego, CA

Credit: Bradford Prairie

Lake Sturgeon Bowl

Ladue Horton Watkins High School

St. Louis, MO

Credit: Lake Sturgeon Bowl

Los Angeles Surf Bowl

University High School

Irvine, CA

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Orca Bowl

Newport High School

Bellevue, WA

Credit: Orca Bowl

Penguin Bowl

Centerville High School, Team A

Centerville, OH

Credit: Penguin Bowl

Quahog Bowl

Coginchaug Regional High School

Durham, CT

Credit: Quahog Bowl

Salmon Bowl

Benson Polytechnic High School, Team A

Portland, OR

Credit: Salmon Bowl

Sea Lion Bowl

Lynbrook High School, Team A

San Jose, CA

Shore Bowl

Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science, Team A

Manahawkin, New Jersey

Credit: People Making a Difference

Southern Stingray Bowl

Teams ranked in unofficial rounds.

Spoonbill Bowl

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School

Gainesville, FL

Credit: Spoonbill Bowl

Tsunami Bowl

Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé

Juneau, AK

Credit: Tsunami Bowl

The NOSB is an academic competition of the Center for Ocean Leadership (COL), a University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Community Program.

The 2024 NOSB regional competitions are made possible through the following major sponsors:

  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Gulf Research Program
  • Schmidt Ocean Institute
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
  • National Marine Educators Association

A complete list of sponsors can be found on our Current Sponsors page.