Blue Lobster Bowl

19th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl

A Regional Competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Event will be Saturday, March 5, 2016, and include 21 teams!

Registration will begin at 9:30a at front door of lecture hall 26-100 MIT Map | Google Map

All questions should be addressed to team coaches.


To apply to participate in this year's bowl, please complete a Team Intent Form for each of your school's A, B, and/or C teams. One form per team is due via e-mail ( by December 15, 2015. Team Intent Forms are critical for the planning process.


Volunteers Are Needed to the 19th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl!

LEARN MORE about the competition, volunteer roles, and training sessions

APPLY to VOLUNTEER online by February 8, 2016

You can manage your application for up to a week.

There will be a VOLUNTEER TRAINING at the following times :

Please SHARE this opportunity with your ocean-loving friends and colleagues, particularly those with ocean-related careers and other STEM role models.


This year, the National Ocean Sciences Bowl will provide professional development opportunities to middle and high school educators via a webinar series. Guest experts will address issues related to the event theme's subtopics, including:

  • the importance of coastal marine ecosystems and the many stressors impacting the protection
  • economic revenue, security, food, and healthy recreational opportunities provided by our nation's coasts

Each of the presenters will give a one hour live webinar presentation on their current research or topic of interest, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.

For more information and to watch recordings of previous webinars, visit the NOSB Professional Development Opportunities website.

About The Blue Lobster Bowl

The Blue Lobster Bowl, Massachusetts' regional marine science quiz bowl, is one of the 25 annual regional competitions that comprise the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) competition.

During the full-day competition, teams of high school students are quizzed on their knowledge of ocean science subjects including chemistry, biology, engineering, history, ecology, climate change, and weather.


2014 Tournament
2013 Tournament

Now in its 19th year, the Blue Lobster Bowl includes over 120 students from as many as 24 Massachusetts high schools. The NOSB was created in 1998 in honor of the International Year of the Ocean and, since its inception, the competition has grown to include 300 schools and over 2,000 students annually.


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